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The lure of the modern : writing modernism in semicolonial China, 1917-1937

Author: Shumei Shi
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of Chinese literary modernism, written from the perspective of Republican China. Shih argues for the contextualization of Chinese modernism in the semicolonial cultural and political  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shumei Shi
ISBN: 0520220633 9780520220638 0520220641 9780520220645
OCLC Number: 465923697
Description: xiii, 427 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The global and local terms of Chinese modernism --
pt. 1. Desiring the modern: May Fourth occidentalism and Japanism. Time, modernism, and cultural power: local constructions. Evolutionism and experimentlism: Lu Xun and Tao Jingsun. Psychoanalysis and cosmopolitanism: the work of Guo Moruo. The libidinal and the national: the morality of decadence in Yu Dafu, Teng Gu, and others. Loving the other: May Fourth occidentalism and the global context --
pt. 2. Rethinking the modern: the Beijing School. Modernity without rupture: proposals for a new global culture. Writing English with a Chinese brush: the work of Fei Ming. Gendered negotiations with the local: Lin Huiyin and Ling Shuhua --
pt. 3. Flaunting the modern: Shanghai New Sensationalism. Modernism and urban Shanghai. Gender, race, and semicolonialism: Liu Nao̓u's urban Shanghai landscape. Performing semicolonial subjectivity: the work of Mu Shiying. Capitalism and interiority: Shi Zhecun's tales of the erotic-grotesque --
Conclusion. Semicolonialism and culture --
Appendix. Later modernisms: the war years and beyond.
Series Title: Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China, 1.
Responsibility: Shu-mei Shih.
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