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  • An Outline of Chinese Literature I

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. The author Yuan Xingpei is a professor of Peking University, a famous expert on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • An Outline of Chinese Literature II

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Literature and Literary Criticism in Contemporary China

    By Zhang Jiong

    Each age has its value system of literary criticism whose construction is inseparable from the mainstream ideology of the society. In contemporary China, the mainstream ideology is inevitably Marxism. This book is composed of two parts. The first part studies literary criticism in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Postmodernism and Contemporary Chinese Avant-Garde Fiction

    By Yongchun Cai

    This book examines the work of a group of young avant garde fiction writers who made their rebellious appearance on the Chinese literary scene from the mid-1980s onwards. Exhibiting strategies of anti-mainstream, anti-paradigmatic discourse these writers debunked the traditional literary…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Literature and Literary Theory in Contemporary China

    By Zhang Jiong

    Marxism initiated a new era not only for people to fight for socialist future, but also for each discipline of sciences to witness profound changes. In such a context, literature, which has always been closely related to politics, will inevitably move toward a new direction. This book is composed…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture

    By Haomin Gong, Xin Yang

    New information technologies have, to an unprecedented degree, come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. As Internet narratives including online fiction, poetry and films reflect and represent ambivalent politics in China, the Chinese state wishes to…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution

    By Enhua Zhang

    Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural representations. Examining the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

    Biography, Bibliography, and Critical Assessment

    By Laifong Leung

    In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Beyond the Iron House

    Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field

    By Saiyin Sun

    Beyond the Iron House is a critical study of a crucial period of life and work of the modern Chinese writer Lu Xun. Through thorough research into historical materials and archives, the author demonstrates that Lu Xun was recognized in the literary field much later than has hitherto been argued.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

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