The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach.

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231505628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature From 1375

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature  From 1375

Her primary areas of research are classical Chinese literature , lyric poetry , gender studies , and cultural theory / aesthetics . She is the author of The Evolution of Chinese Tz'u Poetry ( Princeton , 1980 ) , Six Dynasties Poetry ...

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855594

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 793

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Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.
Categories: Chinese literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Ideally, this should be a work to which specialists and nonspecialists alike can turn when they require background on Chinese literary genres, texts, figures, and movements. From its very conception, The Columbia History of Chinese ...

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1368

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The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

First published in 1961, and reissued in new editions several times, this is the pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction.

Author: Chih-tsing Hsia

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

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First published in 1961, and reissued in new editions several times, this is the pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction. The book covers some 60 years, from the Literary Revolution of 1917 through the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. C. T. Hsia, Prof. Emeritus of Chinese at Columbia Univ., examines the major writers from Lu Hsun to Eileen Chang and representative works since 1949 from both mainland China and Taiwan. The first serious study of modern Chinese fiction in English, this book is also the best study of its subject available. Not only the specialist, but every reader who is interested in China or in literature will find it of interest. Hsia's astute insights and graceful writing make the book enjoyable as well as deeply edifying.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Concise History of Chinese Literature 2 vols

A Concise History of Chinese Literature  2 vols

Chinese Literature, A Historical Introduction. ... A Short History of Classical Chinese Literature. ... Volume I: From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. Watson, Burton. Early Chinese ...

Author: Yuming Luo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004203679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 988

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Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

Chinese literature). Beijing: Beijing daxue, 1995. Huss, Ann, and Jianmei Liu, eds. The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History. Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press, 2007. Laughlin, Charles A. The ...

Author: Kirk A. Denton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature features more than fifty short essays on specific writers and literary trends from the Qing period (1895–1911) to the present. The volume opens with thematic essays on the politics and ethics of writing literary history, the formation of the canon, the relationship between language and form, the role of literary institutions and communities, the effects of censorship, the representation of the Chinese diaspora, the rise and meaning of Sinophone literature, and the role of different media in the development of literature. Subsequent essays focus on authors, their works, and the schools with which they were aligned, featuring key names, titles, and terms in English and in Chinese characters. Woven throughout are pieces on late Qing fiction, popular entertainment fiction, martial arts fiction, experimental theater, post-Mao avant-garde poetry, post–martial law fiction from Taiwan, contemporary genre fiction from China, and recent Internet literature. The volume includes essays on such authors as Liang Qichao, Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, Eileen Chang, Jin Yong, Mo Yan, Wang Anyi, Gao Xingjian, and Yan Lianke. Both a teaching tool and a go-to research companion, this volume is a one-of-a-kind resource for mastering modern literature in the Chinese-speaking world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

cover the modern part of Chinese literature: The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature (2010, 2 Volumes), edited by Kang-i Sun Chang and Stephen Owen, and The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2002), edited by Victor Mair.

Author: Ming Dong Gu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317236696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Literature

Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. Nienhauser, William H. Jr., ed. The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature. 2 vols. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986, 1998.

Author: Sabina Knight

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195392067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

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This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns. A welcome guide for teachers, students, and lay readers, Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction honors traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy, as well as the evolution of poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel.
Categories: Business & Economics

A History of European Literature

A History of European Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press. Mair, Victor H. 2001b. “Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture.” Columbia History of Chinese Literature. Ed. Mair. 1–15.

Author: Walter Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191078910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Walter Cohen argues that the history of European literature and each of its standard periods can be illuminated by comparative consideration of the different literary languages within Europe and by the ties of European literature to world literature. World literature is marked by recurrent, systematic features, outcomes of the way that language and literature are at once the products of major change and its agents. Cohen tracks these features from ancient times to the present, distinguishing five main overlapping stages. Within that framework, he shows that European literatures ongoing internal and external relationships are most visible at the level of form rather than of thematic statement or mimetic representation. European literature emerges from world literature before the birth of Europe — during antiquity, whose Classical languages are the heirs to the complex heritage of Afro-Eurasia. This legacy is later transmitted by Latin to the various vernaculars. The uniqueness of the process lies in the gradual displacement of the learned language by the vernacular, long dominated by Romance literatures. That development subsequently informs the second crucial differentiating dimension of European literature: the multicontinental expansion of its languages and characteristic genres, especially the novel, beginning in the Renaissance. This expansion ultimately results in the reintegration of European literature into world literature and thus in the creation of todays global literary system. The distinctiveness of European literature is to be found in these interrelated trajectories.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

“Politics, Critical Paradigms: Reflections on Modern Chinese Literature Studies.” Modern China, 19.1: 13–40. ... Revolution Plus Love: Literary History, Women's Bodies, and Thematic Repetition in Twentieth‐Century Chinese Fiction.

Author: Yingjin Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118451618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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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
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Chinese History

A Companion to Chinese History

1815)—is the most famous novel in the history of Chinese literature. It narrates the twilight years of a wealthy and powerful Qing family in sumptuous detail and elegant language, describing the relationships among the male scion of the ...

Author: Michael Szonyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118624548

Category: History

Page: 480

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A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship of historians working in China and around the world Explores a variety of long-range questions and themes which serves to bridge the conventional divide between China’s traditional and modern eras Addresses China’s connections with other nations and regions and enables non-specialists to make comparisons with their own fields Features discussion of traditional topics and chronological approaches as well as newer themes such as Chinese history in relation to sexuality, national identity, and the environment
Categories: History

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature

“A work of monumental proportions, filling a huge gap in a field that most Chinese literature scholars in the West ... and editor of The Columbia Anthology ofTraditional Chinese Literature and The Columbia History of Chinese Literature.

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231153126

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 640

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This brief, debate-style reader engages students in today's political debates.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature 1000 BCE 900 CE

The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature  1000 BCE 900 CE

“The Reception of Chinese Literature in Vietnam.” In Victor H. Mair, ed., The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1096–1104. Phạm Văn Hải. 1980. “The Influence of T'ang Poetry on Vietnamese ...

Author: Wiebke Denecke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199356591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 607

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This handbook of Classical Chinese literature from 1000 bce through 900 ce aims to provide a solid introduction to the field, inspire scholars in Chinese Studies to explore innovative conceptual frameworks and pedagogical approaches in the studying and teaching of classical Chinese literature, and facilitate a comparative dialogue with scholars of premodern East Asia and other classical and medieval literary traditions around the world. The handbook integrates issue-oriented, thematic, topical, and cross-cultural approaches to the classical Chinese literary heritage with historical perspectives. It introduces both literature and institutions of literary culture, in particular court culture and manuscript culture, which shaped early and medieval Chinese literary production.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Text Performance and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music

Text  Performance  and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music

B.C.–A.D.18) (1976), and Court Culture and Literature in Early China (2002), and editor of Studies in Early Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History (2003, with Paul Kroll), and Rhetoric and the Discourses of Power in Court ...

Author: Maghiel van Crevel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047441410

Category: History

Page: 480

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Bringing together new research on Chinese literature and music by twenty-two scholars, on topics ranging from Tang poetry to women's writing and the internet, this collection pays tribute to Wilt Idema as a leading scholar in a field of tremendous scope and diversity.
Categories: History

True Lies Worldwide

True Lies Worldwide

The Classic Chinese novel: A Critical Introduction. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1968. Hu, Ying. “Records of Anomalies.” The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. Ed. Victor H. Mair. New York: Columbia University ...

Author: Anders Cullhed

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110303209

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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People of all times and in all cultures have produced and consumed fiction in a variety of forms, not only for entertainment, but also to spread knowledge, religious or political beliefs. Furthermore, fiction has taken part in reflecting and shaping the cultural identity of communities as well as the identity of individuals. This volume aims to explore the concept and the use of fiction from different epochs, in different cultures and in different forms, both ancient and more recent. It covers a broad field of interests, from ancient literature, art, philosophy and theater to Bollywood productions, television series and modern electronic media. Twenty-three scholars from ten countries and from different areasand fields of interests in the Humanities assembled in Stockholm on a conference in August 2012 to exchange views on "Fiction in Global Contexts". This volume presents the results of their discussions. It contains fresh perspectives on issues and topics such as: the nature of fiction fiction and its relationship to "truth" the demand for and the function and uses of fiction the development of fiction from ancient to modern times different forms of fiction fiction in social contexts or in a gender perspective
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Chinese History

Encyclopedia of Chinese History

Wei, S. (2010) 'The Literati Era and its Demise (1723–1840)' in K.S. Chang and Stephen Owen (eds) The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature, Vol. 2: From 1375, New York: Cam- bridge University Press. Yang, N. (2000) 'The 'Political ...

Author: Michael Dillon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317817161

Category: History

Page: 862

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China has become accessible to the west in the last twenty years in a way that was not possible in the previous thirty. The number of westerners travelling to China to study, for business or for tourism has increased dramatically and there has been a corresponding increase in interest in Chinese culture, society and economy and increasing coverage of contemporary China in the media. Our understanding of China’s history has also been evolving. The study of history in the People’s Republic of China during the Mao Zedong period was strictly regulated and primary sources were rarely available to westerners or even to most Chinese historians. Now that the Chinese archives are open to researchers, there is a growing body of academic expertise on history in China that is open to western analysis and historical methods. This has in many ways changed the way that Chinese history, particularly the modern period, is viewed. The Encyclopedia of Chinese History covers the entire span of Chinese history from the period known primarily through archaeology to the present day. Treating Chinese history in the broadest sense, the Encyclopedia includes coverage of the frontier regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet that have played such an important role in the history of China Proper and will also include material on Taiwan, and on the Chinese diaspora. In A-Z format with entries written by experts in the field of Chinese Studies, the Encyclopedia will be an invaluable resource for students of Chinese history, politics and culture.
Categories: History

Dis Orienting Planets

Dis Orienting Planets

See Milena Doleželová-Velingerová's “Fiction from the end of the Empire to the Beginning of the Republic (1897–1916)” in The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2001). 10. See Le Guin's The Dispossessed (1974).

Author: Isiah Lavender

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496811554

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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With contributions by: Suparno Banerjee, Cait Coker, Jeshua Enriquez, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Malisa Kurtz, Stephanie Li, Bradford Lyau, Uppinder Mehan, Graham J. Murphy, Baryon Tensor Posadas, Amy J. Ransom, Robin Anne Reid, Haerin Shin, Stephen Hong Sohn, Takayuki Tatsumi, and Timothy J. Yamamura Isiah Lavender III's Dis-Orienting Planets amplifies critical issues surrounding the racial and ethnic dimensions of science fiction. This edited volume explores depictions of Asia and Asians in science fiction literature, film, and fandom with particular regard to China, Japan, India, and Korea. Dis-Orienting Planets highlights so-called yellow and brown peoples from the constellation of a historically white genre. The collection launches into political representations of Asian identity in science fiction's imagination, from fear of the Yellow Peril and its racist stereotypes to techno-Orientalism and the remains of a postcolonial heritage. Thus the essays, by contributors such as Takayuki Tatsumi, Veronica Hollinger, Uppinder Mehan, and Stephen Hong Sohn, reconfigure the very study of race in science fiction. A follow-up to Lavender's Black and Brown Planets, this new collection expands the racial politics governing the renewed visibility of Asia in science fiction. One of the few on this subject, the volume probes Gary Shteyngart's novel Super Sad True Love Story, the acclaimed film Cloud Atlas, and Guillermo del Toro's monster film Pacific Rim, among others. Dis-Orienting Planets embarks on a wide-ranging assessment of Asian representations in science fiction, upon the determination that our visions of the future must include all people of color.
Categories: Social Science

Rhetoric and stylistics

Rhetoric and stylistics

Owen, Stephen (1992): Readings in Chinese literary thought. Cambridge. Riegel, Jeffrey (2001): Shi-ching poetry and didacticism in ancient Chinese literature (Chap. 5). In: The Columbia history of Chinese literature, 97109.

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110178579

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1421

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Rhetoric and stylistics deal with successful human communication and the arrangement of language in texts. The handbook offers surveys of theoretical approaches, forms of linguistic practice and practical contexts from antiquity to the present.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture

Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture

New York: Columbia University Press, 1978. Mackerras, Colin. Chinese ... The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. ———, ed. The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature.

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824852351

Category: Social Science

Page: 756

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The Hawai‘i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture is a collection of more than ninety primary sources—all but a few of which were translated specifically for this volume—of cultural significance from the Bronze Age to the turn of the twentieth century. They take into account virtually every aspect of traditional culture, including sources from the non-Sinitic ethnic minorities.
Categories: Social Science

Asian Translation Traditions

Asian Translation Traditions

Lee, Peter H. (2003) A History of Korean Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lin, Kenan (2002) 'Translation As a ... (2001) The Columbia History of Chinese Literature, New York: Columbia University Press, 1067-1078.

Author: Eva Tsoi Hung Hung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317640486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 6

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Translation Studies, one of the fastest developing fields in the humanities since the early 1980s, has so far been Euro-centric both in its theoretical explorations and in its historical grounding. One of the major reasons for this is the unavailability of reliable data and systematic analysis of translation activities in non-Eurpean cultures. While a number of scholars in the Western tradition of translation studies have become increasingly aware of this bias and its problems, practically indicates that the burden of addressing such defiencies and imbalances should be on the shoulders of scholars who are conversant with the non-Western translation traditions and capable of engaging in much-nedded basic research. This book brings together eleven scholars with expertise in different Asian translation traditions, who highlight language and cultural environments as well as perceptions and modes of operation often different from those in the Western tradition. Their contributions enhance our understanding of the various elements that influence the transfer of knowledge across cultures and provide invaluable data for the study of translation as a force for cultural development and cultural planning. Contributors include Eva Hung, Judy Wakabayashi, Lawrence Wong, Yoshihiro Osawa, Teresa Hyun, Keith Taylor, Rita Kothari, Doris Jedamski, Raniela Barbaza and Bill Cummings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines