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  • The Lyrical in Epic Timeby David Der-wei Wang

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book positions the lyrical as key to rethinking the dynamics of Chinese modernity and emphasizes Chinese lyricism?s deep roots in its own native traditions, along with Western influences. Although the lyrical may seem like an unusual form for representing China?s social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, David Der-wei Wang contends... more...

  • Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Centuryby Pang-Yuan Chi; David Der-wei Wang

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 35.15

    "... 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 ... more...

  • Das traditionelle chinesische Theaterby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    As early as the Mongol Age ? at a time when dramatic art had not yet been rediscovered in Europe ? Chinese theatre blossemed. Providing a historical overview, this volume analyses the emerge of the Chinese stage in religion as well as the reception of Chinese theatre in the western world. more...

  • Remapping the Pastby Yuen Fung Choy Howard

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Investigates how writers of Deng Xiaoping's reform era undermined the grand narrative of official history. This book features fictions of history by Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors. It is organized in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography. It covers the themes of memory, language, food, sex, and violence in historical writing. more...

  • A History of Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Hong Zicheng; Michael M. Day

    BRILL 2007; US$ 71.00

    Covers the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, primarily focusing on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing. more...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar Melatinsky M

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... more...

  • Beyond Brushtalkby Christopher T. Keaveney

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. more...

  • Wang Kuo-wei's Jen-chien Tz'u-huaby A.A. Rickett

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00

    In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...

  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • Chinese Literatureby Sabina Knight

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of more...