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Contested modernities in Chinese literature

Author: Charles A Laughlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Contested Modernities brings together the work of twelve scholars of modern Chinese culture who, from a multiplicity of perspectives, interrogate the myth of modern Chinese culture as a belated or diluted form of the Western experience of modernity. From the intersecting angles of historical retrospect, shifting historical consciousness, and moral imagination, these scholars show how Chinese cultural producers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Laughlin
ISBN: 1403967822 9781403967824
OCLC Number: 56807873
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: rewriting literary history. The rhetorics of modernity and the logics of the fetish / Alexander des Forges ; Woman and her affinity to literature: defining women writers' roles in China's cultural modernity / Megan M. Ferry ; Desire and disease: Bai Wai and the literary left of the 1930s / Amy D. Dooling ; What's "Chinese" in Chinese diasporic literature / Emma J. Teng ; Toward a theory of postmodern/post-Mao-Deng literature / Xiaobin Yang --
Part II: the quotidian apocalypse. Modernity and apocalypse in Chinese novels from the end of the twentieth century / Jeffrey C. Kinkley ; A cruel world: boundary-crossing and exile in The great going abroad / Claire Conceison ; Stay or go: Li Gouxiu's ambiguous answer to the Taiwan question / John B. Weinstein ; Tales of a porous city: public residences and private streets in Taipei films --
Part III: the moral subject under global capitalism. Reproducing the self: consumption, imaginary, and identity in Chinese women's autobiographical practice in the 1990s / Lingzhen Wang ; Urban ethics: modernity and the morality of everyday life / Robin Visser ; Capitalist and enlightenment values in Chinese fiction of the 1990s: the case of Yu Hua's Blood merchant / Deirdre Sabina Knight.
Responsibility: edited by Charles A. Laughlin.
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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,  Read more...

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