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About Ming Dynasty Vernacular Fiction and the Cult of Qing

Ching has used emotions in his book to teach people about relationships. Qing has been used in the plot to find a connection between affinity, passion, and infatuation. Qing has played a major role in the vernacular stories especially in portraying the theme of Yuan and clandestine affairs. People believe that destiny is determined in heaven but Qing is the main catalyst that establishes affinity between man and woman. The story reunion of husbands and wives has demonstrated the role of qing in this reunion. Qing is demonstrated as the husband is weeping in a dish that is similar to his lost wife. Weeping in the dish that is similar to his lost wife symbolizes reunion of the husband with his wife.