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Chinese literature : a very short introduction

Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011031587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabina Knight
ISBN: 9780199920952 0199920958 019539206X 9780195392067 1283428008 9781283428002
OCLC Number: 774293825
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 137 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foundations: ethics, parables, and fish --
Poetry and poetics: landscapes, allusions, and alcohol --
Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange --
Vernacular drama and fiction: gardens, bandits, and dreams --
Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Sabina Knight.
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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.

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