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Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

Edited by: Ming Dong Gu , Tao Feng

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138647541
eBook ISBN: 9781315626994
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315626994
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated on a new theory of periodization, it thus situates Chinese literature in the context of world literature, and the forces of globalization.

Each section consists of a series of contributions examining the major literary genres, including fiction, poetry, essay drama and film. Offering an exciting account of the century-long process of literary modernization in China, the handbook?s themes include:

  • Modernization of people and writing
  • Realism, rmanticism and mdernist asthetics
  • Chinese literature on the stage and screen
  • Patriotism, war and revolution
  • Feminism, liberalism and socialism
  • Literature of reform, reflection and experimentation
  • Literature of Taiwan, Hong Kong and new media

This handbook provides an integration of biographical narrative with textual analysis, maintaining a subtle balance between comprehensive overview and in-depth examination. As such, it is an essential reference guide for all students and scholars of Chinese literature.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Lu Xun’s writings Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Mao Dun and his masterpieces Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ba Jin’s fiction and The Family  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Lao She’s fiction and Camel Xiangzi  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Li Jieren’s fiction and Ripples on Dead Water  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Fiction of left-wing writers Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Imagining new Chinese in Guo Moruo’s poetry Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Romanticizing new Chinese in poetry Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Yu Dafu’s romantic fiction Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Modern consciousness and symbolist poetry Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The poetry of Dai Wangshu Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The new sensationists Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Early modern drama Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Cao Yu’s plays and Thunderstorm  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Masterpieces of early cinema Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Zang Kejia and Tian Jian’s poetry Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ai Qing’s poetry and Dayanhe, My Nurse  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Feng Zhi, MU Dan and the nine leaves Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Historical plays of Guo Moruo and Tian Han Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Plays of Chen Baichen and Yang Hansheng Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Modern Chinese essays Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Novels of Zhao Shuli and Sun Li Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Zhou Libo’s fiction and The Hurricane  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Fiction of Yang Mo and Ouyang Shan Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ding Ling’s feminist writings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Eileen Chang’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Independent writers Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Fiction of new China (1949–1966) Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Poetry of new China (1949–1966) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Dramas of new China (1949–1966) Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Literature of the Cultural Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Literature of trauma and reflection Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Literature of reform and root-seeking Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Films of reflection and nativity Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Avant-garde fiction Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Experimental and opaque poetry Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Plays of late modern period Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Fiction of Wang Meng and Alai Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Yu Hua’s and Su Tong’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Masterworks of Jia Pingwa and Chen Zhongshi Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Female neo-realism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Mo Yan’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Gao Xingjian and Soul Mountain  Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Ge Fei and His South of Yangtse Trilogy  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Bi Feiyu’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Postwar Taiwan literature Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Masterpieces of Taiwan fiction Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Masterpieces of Taiwan poetry Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Hong Kong literature Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Chinese internet literature Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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