Routledge Studies in Chinese Comparative Literature and Culture publishes monographs, edited volumes and small-scale reference works within the established field of Chinese and Comparative Literature. For a field dedicated to the study of China’s engagement with the world’s various literary systems, scholarship is still often misunderstood and mischaracterized outside of its context. This series therefore works to connect Sinophone and Anglophone scholarly communities around issues of China’s global literary and cultural exchanges by fostering disciplinary debate between scholars based in China, and those based in the rest of the world.
Foreignness and Selfhood Sino-British Encounters in English Literature of the Eighteenth Century
By Yan WEI
September 07, 2022
This book views the Dutch Sinologist, Robert van Gulik’s Judge Dee mysteries as a hybrid East-West form of detective fiction and uses the concept of transculturation to discuss their hybrid nature with respect to their sources, production, and influence. The Judge Dee Mysteries authored by Robert ...
By Mengmeng Yan
May 09, 2022
In inviting a rethinking of ideas of foreignness and selfhood, this book explores Sino-British encounters in eighteenth-century English literature, providing detailed critical and literary analysis of individual texts pertaining to China from this period. The author provides a synthesis ...
By Duncan Poupard
November 30, 2021
This book is a study of European-language translations of Naxi ritual manuscripts, the ritual literature of a small ethnic group living in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The author discusses the translations into European languages (in English, French and German) from the late nineteenth ...
By Mengxing Fu
August 31, 2021
By comparison of late nineteenth-century ghost stories between China and Britain, this monograph traces the entangled dynamics between ghost story writing, history-making, and the moulding of a gendered self. Associated with times of anxiety, groups under marginalisation, and tensions with orthodox...