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The heart of time : moral agency in twentieth-century Chinese fiction

Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 274.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By examining how narrative strategies reinforce or contest deterministic paradigms, this work describes modern Chinese fiction's unique contribution to ethical and literary debates over the possibility for meaningful moral action. How does Chinese fiction express the desire for freedom as well as fears of attendant responsibilities and abuses? How does it depict struggles for and against freedom? How do the texts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knight, Sabina, 1966-
Heart of time.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607886177
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sabina Knight
ISBN: 067402267X 9780674022676
OCLC Number: 68624141
Description: ix, 306 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Moral agency and narrative storytelling --
Predicaments of modernity in late-Qing novels : 1895-1911 --
The prison of self-consciousness in May fourth fiction --
Social fiction : must context entail determinism? --
Moral decision in Mao-era fiction --
Historical trauma and humanism in post-Mao realism --
Defiance and fatalism in roots-seeking and avant-garde fiction --
Self-ownership and capitalist values in 1990s Chinese fiction.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 274.
Other Titles: Moral agency in twentieth-century Chinese fiction
Responsibility: Sabina Knight.
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