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URN etd-1213104-102920
Author Dietrick Miller
Author's Email Address dietrick.miller@gmail.com.tw
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Department Chinese Literature
Year 2004
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title A Comparison of Righteous Justice within The Water Margin (Shui Hu Zhuan) and The Legends of Robin Hood
Date of Defense 2004-12-08
Page Count 91
Keyword
  • Justice
  • Robin Hood
  • Shui Hu Zhuan
  • The Water Margin
  • Knight-Errant
  • Abstract This thesis uses the concept of righteous justice found within The Water Margin and the legends of Robin Hood to analyze conflicts of differing ideologies of justice and morality between the ruling class and that of the common people. From these conflicts this thesis further expounds the idea of righteous justice on three points: 1) Examines political themes and portrayals of righteous justice within the content of The Water Margin and the legends of Robin Hood; 2) Performs a character analysis on how characters identify with the authority systems of both natural law and king’s law based upon the western and Chinese ideals of righteous and public justice; 3) Uses the Marxist theory of history to discuss the formation of ideologies of the common people and how they identify with the concept of righteous justice. Further, this thesis examines the way in which the heroes of Mt. Liang and those of Greenwood forest are viewed by the different classes, and from this examination the manner in which the phenomenon of righteous justice becomes viewed as a legitimate form of justice representing the common people. From these points, this thesis discusses the ways in which righteous justice found among both western and Chinese legends creates moral exceptions within a society.
    Advisory Committee
  • none - chair
  • Kim Tong Tee - co-chair
  • John Chai - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2004-12-13

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