The Genesis of Modern Chinese Literary Criticism (1917–1930)
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This book, first published in 1980, is a history of modern Chinese literary criticism between the years 1917 and 1930. It examines its development within the overall frame of reference of Chinese national literature from the beginnings of the Chinese literary revolution in 1917 until the end of the first efforts at a revolutionary proletarian literature in 1930. Chinese literary criticism is also analysed within the framework of world literature, of world literary thought, especially of the impact of the progressive literary criticism.
Table of Contents
1. Hu Shih, Chou Tso-jen, Ch’en Tu-hsiu and the Beginning of Modern Chinese Literary Criticism 2. Kuo Mo-jo and his Development from Aesthetico-impressionist to Proletarian Criticism 3. Ch’eng Fang-wu and his Development from Socio-aesthetic to ‘Total Criticism’ 4. Yü Ta-fu and his Panaesthetic Criticism 5. Teng Chung-hsia, Yün Tai-ying, Hsiao Ch’u-nü and the Beginning of Concerned Literary Criticism 6. Chiang Kuang-tz’u’s Theory of Revolutionary Literature 7. Chi’en Hsing-ts’un’s Theory of Proletarian Realism and ‘Literature Power’ 8. Mao Tun’s Struggle for a Realistic and Marxist Theory of Literature 9. Ch’ü Ch’iu-pai’s Russian Example and the Concept of Reality in Literature and Art 10. Lu Hsün’s Contribution to the History of Modern Chinese Literary Criticism and his Struggle for a United Marxist Front 11. Liang Shih-ch’iu and Chinese New Humanism 12. Feng Nai-ch’ao, Li Ch’u-li and their Leftist Theory of Art and Literature