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  • Literary Societies Of Republican Chinaby Denton & Hockx

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 54.99

    Literary Societies in Republican China provides a new and comprehensive perspective on the fascinating literary world of the most turbulent period in recent Chinese history: the Republican era of 1911-1949. Wedged between the fall of the Empire and the founding of the Communist state, the Republican period witnessed enormous social, political, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Tonight the Summer's Overby Rory Waterman

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99

    A first collection from a reviewer, editor, and scholar of poetry, Tonight the Summer?s Over explores the themes of belonging and estrangement with precise resonance. Born in Belfast but brought up in rural Lincolnshire, England, Rory Waterman turns an unblinking eye on his own childhood, caught between two countries, two cultures, and two parents.... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Tasteby Zheng Yi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban... more...

  • Women Writers and the Literary World in Early Modern Chinaby Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers... 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...

  • Die klassische chinesische Prosaby Marion Eggert; Wolfgang Kubin; Rolf Trauzettel; Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic trait... more...