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Homesickness : culture, contagion, and national transformation in modern China

Author: Carlos Rojas
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on an understanding of "home-sickness" as the alienation caused by being too close to home, rather than too far away. Views this "sickness" as a precondition for health, as portrayed by writers in China, Greater China, and the diaspora from late Imperial to contemporary times.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Rojas
ISBN: 9780674743946 0674743946
OCLC Number: 893709510
Description: x, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Reform --
Rebellion --
Rebirth --
Revolution --
Information --
Capital --
Labor --
Membranes.
Responsibility: Carlos Rojas.

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Carlos Rojas focuses on the trope of "homesickness" in China--discomfort caused not by a longing for home but by excessive proximity to it. This inverse homesickness marks a process of movement away  Read more...

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Both in scope and in its grounding of modern Chinese literature and culture in the intersection of literature, nation, and medicine, Homesickness is of great importance.--Xiaojue Wang, University of Read more...

 
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