A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature.

By: Zhang, Yingjin
Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser: Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (592 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118451618Subject(s): Chinese literature--20th century--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Modern Chinese LiteratureDDC classification: 895.109/005 LOC classification: PL2303.C616 2016Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 General Introduction -- Modern Chinese Literature: Reenvisioning the Boundaries -- The Institution of Literary Scholarship: Polemics and Paradigms -- Part I: History and Geography -- Part II: Genres and Types -- Part III: Cultures and Media -- Part IV: Issues and Debates -- Conclusion: Tracking Scholarly Trajectories -- Notes -- References -- Part I History and Geography -- Chapter 2 Literary Modernity in Perspective -- References -- Chapter 3 Late Qing Literature, 1890s-1910s -- Revolution in Literature -- The Prose Essay: Debate over the Proper Literary Language -- Poetry: The Most Tenacious Literary Form -- Fiction: The Politicization of Literature -- References -- Chapter 4 War, Revolution, and Urban Transformations: Chinese Literature of the Republican Era, 1920s-1940s -- Contestation in Genres and Styles -- Writing War, Romancing Revolution -- Narratives of Urban Transformations -- Postwar Departures -- References -- Chapter 5 Socialist Literature Driven by Radical Modernity, 1950-1980 -- The Direction of Revolutionary Literature and the Construction of the Subject -- The Institutionalization of Literature and Cultural Leadership -- Revolution and Pleasure: The Literary Picture of Class Struggles in the Countryside -- Grand Construction: The Unfolding of the Narrative of Revolutionary History -- Personal Sentiments outside History -- Individuals in History: Making Revolutionary History Concrete and Legendary -- Superego and the Small Self: The Lyrical Subject of the Republic -- The Extreme of Historicization: Literature during the Cultural Revolution -- Display of Scars: Historical Reflections after the Cultural Revolution -- Misty Poetry: From Being Underground to Becoming a Bugle of the New Era.
Idealism in Reconstructing the Subject: Reform Literature and Literature of Sent‐Down Youths -- References -- Chapter 6 Thirty Years of New Era Literature: From Elitization to De-Elitization -- The Elitization of Literature, 1970s-1980s -- The Two Stages of Elitization: Reform Literature and Pure Literature -- The De-Elitization of Literature, 1990 to the Present -- Elite Literature during the De-elitization Era -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Building a Modern Institution of Literature: The Case of Taiwan -- Trajectories of Vernacular Movements in Colonial Taiwan -- Comparative Perspectives: Meiji Japan, Republican China, and post-1949 Taiwan -- Conclusion: Understanding Modern Literature in Taiwan as a Locally Based Institution -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 Sinophone Literature -- References -- Part II Genres and Types -- Chapter 9 Modern Poetry in Chinese: Challenges and Contingencies -- Marginalization of Poetry -- Poetry in Search of Readers -- A Survey of Modern Chinese Poetry -- References -- Chapter 10 Modern Chinese Theater Study and its Century-Long History -- Three Founding Fathers in Spoken Drama and in Opera Reform -- Irreconcilable Dramatic Conflicts: "Class Struggle" or Greek Theater Recreated? -- References -- Chapter 11 Literariness (Wen) and Character (Zhi): From Baihua to Yuluti and Dazhongyu -- The Triumph of the Vernacular Baihua -- Zhou Zuoren's Meiwen and Lu Xun's Zawen -- Lin Yutang, Yuluti, and Dazhongyu -- Contemporary Prose: Wen (Literariness) and Zhi (Character) -- Note -- References -- Chapter 12 Fiction in Modern China: Modernity through Storytelling -- Fiction as a Beacon of Social Modernity -- Storytelling as Social Commentary: Fiction in the 1900s -- Enlightenment versus Entertainment: Fiction in the 1910s -- Short Stories in New Literature: Fiction in the 1920s.
The Maturation of the Novel: Fiction in the 1930s -- The Wars and Warring Ideologies: Fiction in the 1940s -- Socialist Realism and the Red Classics: Fiction in the 1950s and Beyond -- The Cultural Revolution: Fiction as Political Victim in the 1960s-1970s -- Renaissance and Experimentation: Fiction in the 1980s -- Commercialization and Diversification in Storytelling: Fiction in the 1990s -- The Past in the Present: Fiction in the Twenty-First Century -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 13 Modern China's Translated Literature -- Translated Literature in Late Qing and Early Republican Periods -- Translated Literature from the May Fourth Period to the 1940s -- Translated Literature from the 1950s to the 1970s -- Translated Literature from the 1980s to the 1990s -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 14 Writing Chinese Feminism(s) -- Back to the Future: Reading Utopian Imaginaries in Late Qing Feminist Fiction -- Back to History: Textual Legacies of Late Qing Feminists -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 The World of Twentieth-Century Chinese Popular Fiction: From Shanghai Express to Rivers and Lakes of Knights-Errant -- Of Jianghu and Minjian in Popular Fiction -- From Old Beijing to Shanghai Express: Modern Love in Zhang Henshui's Butterfly Romances -- Across Beautiful, Yet Perilous Mountains and Waters -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 16 Ethnic Minority Literature -- Introduction -- Ethnicity and Ethnic Writers -- Oral Literature -- Contemporary Ethnic Minority Writing -- Uygur and Hui Historical Novels -- Mongol Grasslands Literature -- Ethnic Korean Literature -- Tibetan Literature and Magical Realism -- Cosmographic Literature of the Southwest -- Critical Works and the Generation of Change -- References -- Part III Cultures and Media -- Chapter 17 Use in Uselessness: How Western Aesthetics Made Chinese Literature More Political.
Aesthetic Discourse and Literature -- Aesthetic Search by Way of Morality: Wang Guowei and Huang Moxi -- The Politics of Aesthetics in Lu Xun -- References -- Chapter 18 The Linguistic Turns and Literary Fields in Twentieth-Century China -- Introduction -- Language Reform and the National Essence -- The Linguistic Turn and Literary Debates -- Recent Reactions against the Linguistic Turn -- Poetic Language across Transnational Borders -- Epilogue: Hanyu in Global Flux -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 The Significance of the Northeastern Writers in Exile, 1931-1945 -- The Emergence of Northeastern Writers, 1928-1935 -- The Peak Time for Northeastern Writers, 1936-1937 -- Ideological Clash and Narcissistic Nostalgia, 1938-1945 -- The Significance of Northeastern Writers -- References -- Chapter 20 Writing Cities -- Urban Literature in Late Qing and Republican China -- Mapping Mainland Cities after 1949 -- Imagining Taipei, Hong Kong, and Beyond -- References -- Chapter 21 Divided Unities of Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Culture: The Modern Girl, Woodcuts, and Contemporary Painter-Poets -- The Modern Girl -- The Woodcut -- Poetry and Visual Art: New Landscapes -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 22 All the Literature That's Fit to Print: A Print Culture Perspective on Modern Chinese Literature -- Print Culture and the Historiography of Modern Chinese Literature -- New Media and New Institutions -- Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Chinese Literature, 1870-1945 -- Print Culture in Socialist and Postsocialist China -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 23 The Proliferating Genre: Web-Based Time-Travel Fiction and the New Media in Contemporary China -- Genealogy -- New Media, New Platform -- Plots, Tropes, and Devices -- New Writing and Reading Practices -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part IV Issues and Debates.
Chapter 24 The Persistence of Form: Nation, Literary Movement, and the Fiction of Ng Kim Chew -- Desire -- Exile -- Metatext -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 25 The Modern Girl in Modern Chinese Literature -- References -- Chapter 26 Body as Phenomenon: A Brief Survey of Secondary Literature of the Body in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture -- References -- Chapter 27 The Post-Maoist Politics of Memory -- The Figure of History in Studies of Modern Chinese Literature -- The Ethics of Commemoration -- Serial Amnesia -- The Golden Age of Amnesia -- Literary and Cinematic Memory -- The Thrills of Amnesia -- Post-Revolutionary Memory -- Post-Memory -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 28 Writing Historical Traumas in the Everyday -- References -- Chapter 29 A Brief Overview of Chinese-Language Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature -- The Development of Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature in China -- Author Studies in the Perspective of "Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature" -- Rewriting Literary History: Advocacy and Practice -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 30 Toward a Typology of Literary Modernity in China: A Survey of English Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature -- Introduction: Five Phases of Modernity in China -- May Fourth Modernity: Enlightenment and Its Discontents -- Late Qing Modernities: Decadence as De-cadence -- Urban Modernities: Cosmopolitanism and Hybridity -- Socialist Modernity: Revolution as Ecstasy -- Postsocialist Modernities: Of Intellectualism and Consumerism -- Conclusion: Modernity vis-à-vis Postmodernism and Postsocialism -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- EULA.
Summary: This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas. Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship.
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Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 General Introduction -- Modern Chinese Literature: Reenvisioning the Boundaries -- The Institution of Literary Scholarship: Polemics and Paradigms -- Part I: History and Geography -- Part II: Genres and Types -- Part III: Cultures and Media -- Part IV: Issues and Debates -- Conclusion: Tracking Scholarly Trajectories -- Notes -- References -- Part I History and Geography -- Chapter 2 Literary Modernity in Perspective -- References -- Chapter 3 Late Qing Literature, 1890s-1910s -- Revolution in Literature -- The Prose Essay: Debate over the Proper Literary Language -- Poetry: The Most Tenacious Literary Form -- Fiction: The Politicization of Literature -- References -- Chapter 4 War, Revolution, and Urban Transformations: Chinese Literature of the Republican Era, 1920s-1940s -- Contestation in Genres and Styles -- Writing War, Romancing Revolution -- Narratives of Urban Transformations -- Postwar Departures -- References -- Chapter 5 Socialist Literature Driven by Radical Modernity, 1950-1980 -- The Direction of Revolutionary Literature and the Construction of the Subject -- The Institutionalization of Literature and Cultural Leadership -- Revolution and Pleasure: The Literary Picture of Class Struggles in the Countryside -- Grand Construction: The Unfolding of the Narrative of Revolutionary History -- Personal Sentiments outside History -- Individuals in History: Making Revolutionary History Concrete and Legendary -- Superego and the Small Self: The Lyrical Subject of the Republic -- The Extreme of Historicization: Literature during the Cultural Revolution -- Display of Scars: Historical Reflections after the Cultural Revolution -- Misty Poetry: From Being Underground to Becoming a Bugle of the New Era.

Idealism in Reconstructing the Subject: Reform Literature and Literature of Sent‐Down Youths -- References -- Chapter 6 Thirty Years of New Era Literature: From Elitization to De-Elitization -- The Elitization of Literature, 1970s-1980s -- The Two Stages of Elitization: Reform Literature and Pure Literature -- The De-Elitization of Literature, 1990 to the Present -- Elite Literature during the De-elitization Era -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7 Building a Modern Institution of Literature: The Case of Taiwan -- Trajectories of Vernacular Movements in Colonial Taiwan -- Comparative Perspectives: Meiji Japan, Republican China, and post-1949 Taiwan -- Conclusion: Understanding Modern Literature in Taiwan as a Locally Based Institution -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 Sinophone Literature -- References -- Part II Genres and Types -- Chapter 9 Modern Poetry in Chinese: Challenges and Contingencies -- Marginalization of Poetry -- Poetry in Search of Readers -- A Survey of Modern Chinese Poetry -- References -- Chapter 10 Modern Chinese Theater Study and its Century-Long History -- Three Founding Fathers in Spoken Drama and in Opera Reform -- Irreconcilable Dramatic Conflicts: "Class Struggle" or Greek Theater Recreated? -- References -- Chapter 11 Literariness (Wen) and Character (Zhi): From Baihua to Yuluti and Dazhongyu -- The Triumph of the Vernacular Baihua -- Zhou Zuoren's Meiwen and Lu Xun's Zawen -- Lin Yutang, Yuluti, and Dazhongyu -- Contemporary Prose: Wen (Literariness) and Zhi (Character) -- Note -- References -- Chapter 12 Fiction in Modern China: Modernity through Storytelling -- Fiction as a Beacon of Social Modernity -- Storytelling as Social Commentary: Fiction in the 1900s -- Enlightenment versus Entertainment: Fiction in the 1910s -- Short Stories in New Literature: Fiction in the 1920s.

The Maturation of the Novel: Fiction in the 1930s -- The Wars and Warring Ideologies: Fiction in the 1940s -- Socialist Realism and the Red Classics: Fiction in the 1950s and Beyond -- The Cultural Revolution: Fiction as Political Victim in the 1960s-1970s -- Renaissance and Experimentation: Fiction in the 1980s -- Commercialization and Diversification in Storytelling: Fiction in the 1990s -- The Past in the Present: Fiction in the Twenty-First Century -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 13 Modern China's Translated Literature -- Translated Literature in Late Qing and Early Republican Periods -- Translated Literature from the May Fourth Period to the 1940s -- Translated Literature from the 1950s to the 1970s -- Translated Literature from the 1980s to the 1990s -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 14 Writing Chinese Feminism(s) -- Back to the Future: Reading Utopian Imaginaries in Late Qing Feminist Fiction -- Back to History: Textual Legacies of Late Qing Feminists -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 The World of Twentieth-Century Chinese Popular Fiction: From Shanghai Express to Rivers and Lakes of Knights-Errant -- Of Jianghu and Minjian in Popular Fiction -- From Old Beijing to Shanghai Express: Modern Love in Zhang Henshui's Butterfly Romances -- Across Beautiful, Yet Perilous Mountains and Waters -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 16 Ethnic Minority Literature -- Introduction -- Ethnicity and Ethnic Writers -- Oral Literature -- Contemporary Ethnic Minority Writing -- Uygur and Hui Historical Novels -- Mongol Grasslands Literature -- Ethnic Korean Literature -- Tibetan Literature and Magical Realism -- Cosmographic Literature of the Southwest -- Critical Works and the Generation of Change -- References -- Part III Cultures and Media -- Chapter 17 Use in Uselessness: How Western Aesthetics Made Chinese Literature More Political.

Aesthetic Discourse and Literature -- Aesthetic Search by Way of Morality: Wang Guowei and Huang Moxi -- The Politics of Aesthetics in Lu Xun -- References -- Chapter 18 The Linguistic Turns and Literary Fields in Twentieth-Century China -- Introduction -- Language Reform and the National Essence -- The Linguistic Turn and Literary Debates -- Recent Reactions against the Linguistic Turn -- Poetic Language across Transnational Borders -- Epilogue: Hanyu in Global Flux -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 The Significance of the Northeastern Writers in Exile, 1931-1945 -- The Emergence of Northeastern Writers, 1928-1935 -- The Peak Time for Northeastern Writers, 1936-1937 -- Ideological Clash and Narcissistic Nostalgia, 1938-1945 -- The Significance of Northeastern Writers -- References -- Chapter 20 Writing Cities -- Urban Literature in Late Qing and Republican China -- Mapping Mainland Cities after 1949 -- Imagining Taipei, Hong Kong, and Beyond -- References -- Chapter 21 Divided Unities of Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Culture: The Modern Girl, Woodcuts, and Contemporary Painter-Poets -- The Modern Girl -- The Woodcut -- Poetry and Visual Art: New Landscapes -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 22 All the Literature That's Fit to Print: A Print Culture Perspective on Modern Chinese Literature -- Print Culture and the Historiography of Modern Chinese Literature -- New Media and New Institutions -- Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Chinese Literature, 1870-1945 -- Print Culture in Socialist and Postsocialist China -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 23 The Proliferating Genre: Web-Based Time-Travel Fiction and the New Media in Contemporary China -- Genealogy -- New Media, New Platform -- Plots, Tropes, and Devices -- New Writing and Reading Practices -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part IV Issues and Debates.

Chapter 24 The Persistence of Form: Nation, Literary Movement, and the Fiction of Ng Kim Chew -- Desire -- Exile -- Metatext -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 25 The Modern Girl in Modern Chinese Literature -- References -- Chapter 26 Body as Phenomenon: A Brief Survey of Secondary Literature of the Body in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture -- References -- Chapter 27 The Post-Maoist Politics of Memory -- The Figure of History in Studies of Modern Chinese Literature -- The Ethics of Commemoration -- Serial Amnesia -- The Golden Age of Amnesia -- Literary and Cinematic Memory -- The Thrills of Amnesia -- Post-Revolutionary Memory -- Post-Memory -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 28 Writing Historical Traumas in the Everyday -- References -- Chapter 29 A Brief Overview of Chinese-Language Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature -- The Development of Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature in China -- Author Studies in the Perspective of "Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature" -- Rewriting Literary History: Advocacy and Practice -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 30 Toward a Typology of Literary Modernity in China: A Survey of English Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature -- Introduction: Five Phases of Modernity in China -- May Fourth Modernity: Enlightenment and Its Discontents -- Late Qing Modernities: Decadence as De-cadence -- Urban Modernities: Cosmopolitanism and Hybridity -- Socialist Modernity: Revolution as Ecstasy -- Postsocialist Modernities: Of Intellectualism and Consumerism -- Conclusion: Modernity vis-à-vis Postmodernism and Postsocialism -- Notes -- References -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- EULA.

This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas. Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship.

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