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Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century : A Critical Survey - Chi Pang-Yuan

Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century

A Critical Survey

By: Chi Pang-Yuan (Editor), David Der-Wei Wang (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 2000
ISBN: 9780253337108
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 22+ years old

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..". an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature." -- Choice

"This fine, scholarly survey of Chinese literature since 1949... discusses such trends as modernism, nativism, realism, root-seeking and 'scar' literature, 'misty' poets, and political, feminist, and societal issues in modern Chinese literature." -- Library Journal

This volume is a survey of modern Chinese literature in the second half of the twentieth century. It has three goals: (1) to introduce figures, works, movements, and debates that constitute the dynamics of Chinese literature from 1949 to the end of the century; (2) to depict the enunciative endeavors, ranging from ideological treatises to avant-garde experiments, that inform the polyphonic discourse of Chinese cultural politics; (3) to observe the historical factors that enacted the interplay of literary (post)modernities across the Chinese communities in the Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and overseas.

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This book is the result of an unprecedented conference, participated in by writers and scholars from Hong Kong, Taiwan, the US, Europe, and mainland China, and held in Taipei in 1993. The 15 critical essays survey modern Chinese literature by writers on the China mainland, in Hong Kong, on Taiwan, and overseas, spanning the second half of the 20th century. The final essay, a comprehensive bibliographic survey of publications on Chinese literature in translation from 1949 to 1999, complete with a long list of translations, is a very important reference document, particularly for those who do not read Chinese. Wang (Columbia Univ.) wrote the introduction, which amounts to a short history of Chinese literature of this period. The contents of the book are up-to-date and make an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature. Recommended for libraries with collections in modern Chinese literature and comparative literature. Upper-division undergraduates and above.July 2001 -- Y. L. Walls * Simon Fraser University *

Editors' Note Introduction
Farewell to the Gods: Contemporary Chinese Literary Theory's Fin-de-siecle Struggle
Taiwan Literature: 1945-1999
Colonialism, the Cold War, and Marginal Space: The Existential Condition of Five Decades of Hong Kong Literature
Reinventing National History: Communist and Anti-communist Fiction of the Mid-Twentieth Century
The School and the Hospital: On the Logics of Socialist Realism
Modernism and Its Discontents: Taiwanese Literature in the 1960s
Beyond Nativist Realism": Taiwan Fiction in the 1970s and 1980s
Searching for Roots: Anticultural Return in Mainland Chinese Literature of the 1980s
Remembering the Cultural Revolution: Chinese Avant-garde Literature of the 1980s
Resistance to Modernity: Reflections on Mainland Chinese Literary Criticism in the 1980s
Feminism and Female Taiwan Novelists in the 1980s and 1990s
Breaking Open: Chinese Women's Writing the Late 1980s and 1990s
The Cultural Imaginary of a City: Reading Hong Kong Through Xi Xi
Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism/Post-Mao- Dengism?
Death of the Poet: Poetry and Society in Contemporary China and Taiwan
Bibliographical Survey of Publications on Chinese Literature from 1949 to 1999
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253337108
ISBN-10: 0253337100
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.16 x 16.28  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.66

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