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Fictional authors, imaginary audiences : modern Chinese literature in the twentieth century

Author: Bonnie S McDougall
Publisher: Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, 2003.
Series: Zhongguo xian dai wen xue Zhong Ying dui zhao xi lie.
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"The authors and audiences for twentieth century Chinese literature, especially fiction, are examined in a fresh light in this book. While modern Chinese fictions are imaginary in that they do not constitute reliable portraits of Chinese life, they can reveal fascinating insights into the writers themselves and their implied audiences. The book also includes substantial reference to poetry, drama, film, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDougall, Bonnie S., 1941-
Fictional authors, imaginary audiences.
Hong Kong : The Chinese university press, 2003
(OCoLC)606999110
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie S McDougall
ISBN: 962996029X 9789629960292
OCLC Number: 56834549
Description: ix, 281 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fictions, authors and audiences in 20th century China --
Modern Chinese literature and its critics --
Writing self: author/audience complicity in modern Chinese fiction --
The importance of being earnest in China: early Chinese attitudes toward Oscar Wilde --
Self-narrative as group discourse: female subjectivity in Wang Anyi's fiction --
Cross-dressing in modern Chinese fiction, drama and film: reflections on Chen Kaige's Farewell my concubine --
Disappearing women and disappearing men in May fourth narrative: a post-feminist survey of short stories by Mao Dun, Bing Xin, Ling Shuhua and Shen Congwen --
Breaking through: literature and the arts in China 1976-1986 --
Censorship and self-censorship in Chinese poetry and fiction, 1976-1986 --
The anxiety of out-fluence: creativity, history and postmodernity --
Literary decorum or carnivalistic grotesque: literature in the People's Republic of China after fifty years.
Series Title: Zhongguo xian dai wen xue Zhong Ying dui zhao xi lie.
Other Titles: Modern Chinese literature in the twentieth century
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