Jiandeng Xinhua

Jiandeng Xinhua (剪灯新话 New stories told while trimming the wick, 1378) is an early Ming dynasty collection of Chinese stories by Qu You (瞿佑).[1][2]

It was succeeded by a second volume Jiandeng Xinhua wai er zhong.[3] It is the model for the first novel in Korean literature, Kumo Shinhwa, also written in the Chinese language.[4]


  1. not Zhu Yu (朱彧; Wade–Giles: Chu Yü) as incorrectly cited in some websites
  2. Rania Huntington - Alien Kind: Foxes and Late Imperial Chinese Narrative 2003 p25 "Foxes were not a frequent topic in the long poetic romances of the early Ming, the most famous collection of which was Jiandeng xinhua 剪灯新话 (New stories told while trimming the wick, 1378)."
  3. Anne Gerritsen Ji'an Literati and the Local in Song-Yuan-Ming China 2007 p240 "Jiandeng Xinhua (wai er zhong) .. (New tales written while trimming the wick, two further versions) (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1962)"
  4. Dae-Sook Suh Korean Studies: New Pacific Currents - 1994 p123 "Kumo shinhwa, written during the author's five years as a recluse on Mt. Kumo in Kyongju, is believed to have been modeled on Zhu Yu's (1341-1433) Jiandeng xinhua (New Anecdotes Under the Lamplight), which appeared during the early
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