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Francophonie and the Orient : French-Asian transcultural crossings (1840-1940)

Author: Mathilde Kang
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Languages and culture in history, 7.
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This book offers a pioneering study of Asian cultures that officially escaped from French colonisation but nonetheless were steeped in French civilisation in the colonial era and had heavily  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mathilde Kang
ISBN: 9789462988255 9462988250
OCLC Number: 1031460681
Description: 210 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction[-]For a Francophonie of cohabitation[-]Some historical reminders[-]The direction of Francophone Studies[-]The difficulty of a standard definition[-]The transcultural as a methodology[-]Francophonie in the East or in Asia?[-]Francophone by root vs. Francophone by culture[-]Francophone literature vs. non-Francophone literature[-]Delimitations of the corpus[-]The overall plan[-][-]I France at the gates of Cathay[-]1. Macau and Canton: the first European fringes[-]Catholic missions as a touchstone[-]The first Europe-Asia maritime line[-]Canton, Pondicherry's replacement[-]Drawing up the Concessions[-]The beginning of the French Eastern Empire[-]2. The intrinsic links between China and Indochina [-]Indochina as a springboard and the preparations[-]The France-China-Indochina maritime line[-]China as the rear base of Indochina[-]3. The ramifications of the French presence[-]The French presence in Japan[-]The French presence in Korea[-]Is there a Francophonie in the East?[-][-]II The affirmation of the French presence in Asia[-]1. The "Paris of the East"[-]The France-Shanghai line[-]Christian proselytism in Shanghai[-]The French Empire in the Middle Kingdom[-]The emblems of a culture of cohabitation[-]French commerce in Shanghai[-]Shanghai: a mixed city[-]The establishment of the Aurore University[-]The contribution of the secular elites[-]Shanghai: a city of white people[-]2. Guangzhouwan: the colonies' colony[-]The discovery of the place[-]The ceding of Guangzhouwan[-]The management of the site and the conditions of Francophonie[-]French as an official language[-]3. Modes of colonization in Asia[-]The concession: a toned-down form of colonialism[-]The loss of sovereignty as a marker[-]Macao: from trading post to classic colony[-]Asia, a Francophonie of cohabitation[-][-]III: French offshoots: the case of China[-]1. Genesis of the first Francophones in Asia[-]The first penetrations of French culture[-]The conditions for the emergence of the Francophone milieu[-]The Work-Studies movement[-]The circulation of French books in Asia[-]The ecclesiastical world: an important seam[-]Some publishing houses in Shanghai[-]The secular publishers[-]2. Francophone manifestations[-]The first translations of French works[-]The coming of a co-habiting readership[-]Liang Zongdai and Shenchen: landmarks of Chinese Francophonie[-]Jing Yinyu: a faded star of Chinese Francophonie[-]Chen Jitong: the first Francophone diplomat[-]3. The gestations of a literature of cohabitation[-]Japan as springboard and intermediary[-]The era of translated literature[-]The New Literature of Cohabitation[-][-]IV: The birth of a literature of cohabitation[-]1. Colonial literature vs. literature of cohabitation[-]The literature of cohabitation: a new paradigm[-]What is literature of cohabitation?[-]Zeng Pu and the generation of cohabitation authors[-]A key novel[-]The genesis of the novel[-]Sai: a jewel of cohabitation[-]Elements of cohabitation[-]2. Pastiches of French masterpieces[-]The transfer of Madame Bovary to China[-]The circumstances surrounding the release of Rides[-]Pastiche characteristics[-]The limits of translation[-]The pastiche of Jean-Christophe[-]3. Literatures of French expression[-]The Chinese corpus as sample[-]Collections on the Levant[-]Japanese literature of French expression[-][-]V: France-Asia crossings: the case of the French corpus[-]1. A literature of the intimate nourished by the East[-]The birth of a literature on the East[-]The French "self" from the East[-]The Levant in French-language journals and newspapers 1840-1940[-]On publishing houses and their collections[-]2. The oriental "self" in Loti and Claudel[-]Madam Chrysanth me in Asia[-]The displaced French "self"[-]Loti: creator of the Oriental woman[-]From the Spanish Golden Age to
Series Title: Languages and culture in history, 7.
Other Titles: French-Asian transcultural crossings (1840-1940)
Responsibility: Mathilde Kang.

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This book traces in 5 fascinating chapters and from different angles the links between France and Asia over a one-century period (from 1840 to 1940). This book is utterly gripping. It is engaging, Read more...

 
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