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Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature

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This book is a significant gathering of ideas on the subject of modern Chinese literature and culture of the past several years. The essays represent a wide spectrum of new approaches and new areas of subject matter that are changing the landscape of knowledge of modern and contemporary Chinese culture: women's literature, theatre (performance), film, graphic arts, popular literature, as well as literature of the Chinese diaspora. These phenomena and the approaches to them manifest interconnected trajectories for new scholarship in the field: the rewriting of literary history, the emergence of visual culture, and the quotidian apocalypse - the displacement of revolutionary romanticism and realism as central paradigms for cultural expression by the perspective of private, everyday experience.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 15/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9781403967824  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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CHARLES LAUGHLIN is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature, Yale University, USA. His previous book, Chinese Reportage:The Aesthetics of Historical Experience, was published by Duke University Press in 2002.

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