Beyond The Iron House

Author: Saiyin Sun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317207947
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Beyond the Iron House is a critical study of a crucial period of life and work of the modern Chinese writer Lu Xun. Through thorough research into historical materials and archives, the author demonstrates that Lu Xun was recognized in the literary field much later than has hitherto been argued. Neither the appearance of "Kuangren riji" (Diary of a madman) in 1918 nor the publication of Nahan (Outcry) in 1923 had catapulted the author into nationwide prominence; in comparison with his contemporaries, neither was his literary work as original and unique as many have claimed, nor were his thoughts and ideas as popular and influential as many have believed; like many other agents in the literary field, Lu Xun was actively involved in power struggles over what was at stake in the field; Lu Xun was later built into an iconic figure and the blind worship of him hindered a better and more authentic understanding of many other modern writers and intellectuals such as Gao Changhong and Zhou Zuoren, whose complex relationships with Lu Xun are fully explored and analysed in the book.

An Outline Of Chinese Literature Ii

Author: Yuan Xingpei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315277875
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Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering both modern ideas of literature and the corresponding traditional concept, this book broadly discusses Shi and Fu poetry, Ci poems and Qu verses, novels and essays. The four chapters deal with the origins, evolutions, structures and styles of the various genres respectively, analyzing some representative works. It's worth mentioning that the book is written from an individual perspective. Based on his own appreciation as a reader, the author expresses the depth of his various related impressions on Chinese literature. In addition, it conveys many fresh points of views, which will enrich and inspire related researches. This book will appeal to scholars and students of Chinese literature and comparative literature. People who are interested in Chinese literature and Chinese culture will also benefit from this book.

An Outline Of Chinese Literature I

Author: Yuan Xingpei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315277913
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Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature.

Jottings Under Lamplight

Author: Lu Xun
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067474425X
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Literature in Times of Revolution (1927) -- Miscellaneous Thoughts (1927) -- The Divergence of Art and Politics (1928) -- Literature and Revolution: A Reply (1928) -- An Overview of the Present State of New Literature (1929) -- A Glimpse at Shanghai Literature (1931) -- On the "Third Type of Person" (1932) -- The Most Artistic Country (1933) -- The Crisis of the Small Essay (1933) -- V. On Modern Culture -- Impromptu Reflections No. 48 (1919) -- Untitled (1922) -- What Happens after Nora Walks Out (1924) -- On Photography and Related Matters (1925) -- Modern History (1933) -- Lessons from the Movies (1933) -- Shanghai Children (1933) -- How to Train Wild Animals (1933) -- Toys (1934) -- The Glory to Come (1934) -- The Decline of the Western Suit (1934) -- Take-ism (1934) -- Ah Jin (1936) -- Written Deep into the Night (1936) -- Notes -- Lu Xun's Oeuvre -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration Credits -- Index

The Columbia Anthology Of Modern Chinese Literature

Author: Joseph S. M. Lau
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231138413
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With a generous selection of new translations commissioned for this book, readers will find the best short fiction, poetry, and essays from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in this first comprehensive collection of twentieth-century Chinese literature, which includes a lucid introduction by the editors and short biographies of the writers and poets.

Illuminations From The Past

Author: Ban Wang
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750998
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This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.

Diary Of A Madman And Other Stories

Author: Lu Xun
Publisher:
ISBN: 6050356815
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Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Lu Xun. Lu Xun (1881–1936), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the League of Left-Wing Writers in Shanghai. The Complete Short Stories of Lu Xun where included in these edition: A Madman's Diary; Kung I-chi; Medicine; Tomorrow; An Incident; Storm in a Teacup; My Old Home; The True Story of Ah Q; Village Opera; The New Year's Sacrifice; In the Wine Shop; A Happy Family; Soap; The Misanthrope; Regret for the Past; The Divorce; The Flight to the Moon; Forging the Swords. Two brothers, whose names I need not mention here, were both good friends of mine in high school; but after a separation of many years we gradually lost touch. Some time ago I happened to hear that one of them was seriously ill, and since I was going back to my old home I broke my journey to call on them, I saw only one, however, who told me that the invalid was his younger brother. "I appreciate your coming such a long way to see us," he said, "but my brother recovered some time ago and has gone elsewhere to take up an official post." Then, laughing, he produced two volumes of his brother's diary, saying that from these the nature of his past illness could be seen, and that there was no harm in showing them to an old friend. I took the diary away, read it through, and found that he had suffered from a form of persecution complex. The writing was most confused and incoherent, and he had made many wild statements; moreover he had omitted to give any dates, so that only by the colour of the ink and the differences in the writing could one tell that it was not written at one time. Certain sections, however, were not altogether disconnected, and I have copied out a part to serve as a subject for medical research. I have not altered a single illogicality in the diary and have changed only the names, even though the people referred to are all country folk, unknown to the world and of no consequence. As for the title, it was chosen by the diarist himself after his recovery, and I did not change it.

Selected Stories Of Lu Hsun

Author: Lu Hsun
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ISBN: 9781507809891
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Selected Stories of Lu Hsun By Lu Hsun The True Story of Ah Q, and Other Stories Translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang Selected Stories of Lu Hsun is a collection of English translations of major stories of the Chinese author Lu Xun translated by Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang and first published in 1960 by the Foreign Languages Press in Beijing. This book was republished in 2007 by the Foreign Languages Press with the updated title of Lu Xun Selected Works. Stories included in the collection are drawn from three of Lu Xun's story collections: Call to Arms (CTA), "Wandering" (W), and "Old Tales Retold" (OTR). The stories were a major influence on the May Fourth Movement in China in the 1920s. One major theme in the stories in this collection is that habits of mind (psychology or "spirit") need to be examined; improvements in material conditions and institutions, while important, are not sufficient by themselves to renew China. See in particular A Madman's Diary and The True Story of Ah Q. Lu Xun employed point of view in his stories in a way that was novel at the time for Chinese literature, helping readers consider new possibilities about the true nature of the reality around them. A second major theme in the stories is the problem of how members of the intellectual class are to live their lives. It is a theme in many stories, including Kong Yiji, My Old Home, In the Wine Shop, Regret for the Past, and others. A third major theme in the stories is commentary on traditional customs and institutions. The stories look at the specific dysfunctions of particular customs and institutions, and also at the general result in which people are discarded. It is a theme in many stories, especially Kong Yiji and The New Year Sacrifice.

Confessions

Author: Zhengguo Kang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393064674
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Traces how the life of the author was irrevocably shaped by communist forces in China throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, describing his free-spirited childhood and love for literature that led to his incarceration in a labor camp, his forfeiture of his identity as a means of escape, and his rehabilitation after the death of Mao.