Saturday, October 12, 2013

Koxinga in Japanese Literature

『國性爺合戰』 - A drama written by 近松門左衛門 in 1715; painting [above] was by 五粽亭広貞 (published in ca 1850). Koxinga is on the left (identified as 和藤內)

From 『台灣外記』, published in 1874 (明治7年) by author unknown who might have loosely translated it from the historical novel by 江日昇, written during the 康熙 era (Kanxi, 1654-1722, reigned 1662-1722)