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Liberal cosmopolitan : Lin Yutang and middling Chinese modernity

Author: Suoqiao Qian
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Ideas, history, and modern China, v. 3.
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This book is a cross-cultural critique on the problem of the liberal cosmopolitan in modern Chinese intellectuality in light of Lin Yutang's literary and cultural practices across China and America.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Qian, Suoqiao.
Liberal cosmopolitan.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2010033348
(OCoLC)657080401
Named Person: Yutang Lin; Yutang Lin; Yutang Lin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suoqiao Qian
ISBN: 9789004192140 900419214X
OCLC Number: 727948440
Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 pages).
Contents: Introduction: re-discovering Lin Yutang in the post-Mao era --
Chinese modernity: nationalism, imperialism, and the liberal cosmopolitan alternative --
Enlightenment and national salvation: the politics of a liberal nationalist --
"Little critic:" "returned" professionals and the cosmopolitan modern --
A cross-cultural aesthetics of life: translating "xingling" into "self-expression," "xianshi" into "leisure" and "humor" into "youmo" --
Oriental other: the business of translating Chinese and American cultures --
Cosmopolitan difference: critique of imperialism and debating "Chinahands" --
Conclusion: what a liberal cosmopolitan alternative means for contemporary Chinese intellectual dilemma --
Appendix. Chronology of Lin Yutang.
Series Title: Ideas, history, and modern China, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Qian Suoqiao.

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