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Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature by Ming Dong Gu
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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated on a new theory of periodization, it thus situates Chinese literature in the context of world literature, and the forces of globalization.

Each section consists of a series of contributions examining the major literary genres, including fiction, poetry, essay and drama. Offering an exciting account of the century-long process of literary modernization in China, the handbook’s themes include:

  • Modernization of people and writing
  • Realism, Romanticism and Modernist Aesthetics
  • Chinese literature on the stage and screen
  • Patriotism, War and Revolution
  • Feminism, Liberalism and Socialism
  • Literature of Taiwan and Hong Kong

This handbook provides an integration of biographical narrative with textual analysis, maintaining a subtle balance between comprehensive overview and in-depth examination. As such, it is an essential reference guide for all students and scholars of Chinese literature.

Taylor and Francis; August 2018
738 pages; ISBN 9781317236696
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Title: Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature
Author: Ming Dong Gu