Kuan Han-ch'ing kwn hn-ch?ng [key], c.1240?c.1320, Chinese playwright of the Yan dynasty. He resided mainly in the capital Ta-tu (Beijing), where he acquired a reputation as a libertine. Of his 63 plays, 21 survive; six are incomplete or fragmentary. Most concern virtuous women who endure grave injustices without complaint, or whose moral integrity and intelligence bolster weak-willed men; three adventurous historical romances also remain.
See translations by H. and G. Yang (1958) and C. Shih (1972).
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