The Comparative Study of Traditional Asian Literatures: From Reflective Traditionalism to Neo-Traditionalism, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Comparative Study of Traditional Asian Literatures

From Reflective Traditionalism to Neo-Traditionalism, 1st Edition

By Vladimir Braginsky

Routledge

351 pages

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This book represents the first ever published introduction to the comparative study of traditional Asian literatures, embracing three vast literary zones: Arab-Islamic, Indo-South East Asian and Sino-Far Eastern. The aim of the book is to outline the main properties of Asian literatures in the period of 'reflective traditionalism' (the early centuries CE to the first half of the 19th century), when the creation of a vast body of aesthetically significant works was coupled with the emergence of literary self-awareness: when the nature of the creative process, the poetics and functions of the literary works, and the ways of their influence on the reader were thoroughly comprehended and committed to writing for the first time.

The book is intended for specialists in Asian literatures, comparative literature, and literary theory, and for students of these topics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General