The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods.

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

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

According to the famous British biochemist , Professor John Burdon Sanderson
Haldane ( 1892-1964 ) , smoking is one of four major inventions in the course of
human history that have had the greatest impact on our lives . Of the other three ...

Author: Joseph S. M. Lau

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231138415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 737

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An anthology of Chinese fiction, poetry, and essays written during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

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.

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

Early Chinese Literature

Early Chinese Literature

Author: Burton Watson

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 1258182297

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 314

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A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

"The great virtue of this book is that it provides a practical acquaintance with the writing itself by means of copious passages of translation from representative novels.

Author: Chih-tsing Hsia

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

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"The great virtue of this book is that it provides a practical acquaintance with the writing itself by means of copious passages of translation from representative novels." --New York Times Book Review "C. T. Hsia's book is by now an acknowledged classic. It truly opened up a new field and prepared the way for generations of American scholars to do research. We are all in his debt." --Leo Lee This pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction covers some sixty years, from the Literary Revolution of 1917 through the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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 Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry

The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry

Author: Burton Watson

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015054074524

Category: Poetry

Page: 385

View: 308

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Categories: Poetry

Chinese Literature

Chinese Literature

Author: Friedrich Hirth

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11167589

Category:

Page: 24

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The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

Well-known translators and scholars have supervised the making of this collection and add a short description to each play. A general introduction situates all selections within their cultural and historical contexts.

Author: C. T. Hsia

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537346

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and mime, and jokes and acrobatic feats, Yuan drama formed a vital part of China's culture of performance and entertainment in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. To date, few Yuan-dynasty plays have been translated into English. Well-known translators and scholars have supervised the making of this collection and add a short description to each play. A general introduction situates all selections within their cultural and historical contexts.
Categories: Drama

The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

These texts illuminate AsiaÕs experience with modernization, colonialism, and postcolonialism; the character of TaiwanÕs Cold War and postÐCold War cultural production; gender and environmental issues; indigenous movements; and the ...

Author: Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231165761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays by influential writers, editors, and scholars; transcripts of historical speeches and conferences; literary-society manifestos and inaugural journal prefaces; and governmental policy pronouncements that have significantly influenced Taiwanese literature. These texts illuminate AsiaÕs experience with modernization, colonialism, and postcolonialism; the character of TaiwanÕs Cold War and postÐCold War cultural production; gender and environmental issues; indigenous movements; and the changes and challenges of the digital revolution. TaiwanÕs complex history with Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese colonization; strategic geopolitical position vis-ˆ-vis China, Japan, and the United States; and status as a hub for the East-bound circulation of technological and popular-culture trends make the nation an excellent case study for a richer understanding of East Asian and modern global relations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classical Chinese Literature

Classical Chinese Literature

New York : Columbia University Press , 1983 . Dubs , Homer H . , trans . The
History of the Former Han Dynasty by Pan Ku . 3 vols . Baltimore : Waverly , 1938
– 55 . Giles , Lionel , ed . and trans . A Gallery of Chinese Immortals : Selected ...

Author: John Minford

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9629960486

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 1176

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C T Hsia on Chinese Literature

C T  Hsia on Chinese Literature

Best known for the groundbreaking works A History of Modern Chinese Fiction (1961) and The Classic Chinese Novel (1968), C. T. Hsia has gathered sixteen essays and studies written during his Columbia years as a professor of Chinese ...

Author: Chih-tsing Hsia

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231129909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 532

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Best known for the groundbreaking works A History of Modern Chinese Fiction (1961) and The Classic Chinese Novel (1968), C. T. Hsia has gathered sixteen essays and studies written during his Columbia years as a professor of Chinese literature. Wider in range and scope, C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literature stands beside his two earlier books as part of his critical legacy to all readers seriously interested in the subject. C. T. Hsia's writings on Chinese literature express a candor rare among his Western colleagues. Thus the first section of the book contains three essays that place Chinese literature in critical perspective, examining its substance and significance and questioning some of the critical approaches and methods adopted by Western sinologists for its study and appreciation. The second section has two essays on traditional drama -- one on the Yuan masterpiece The Romance of the Western Chamber and the other a sophisticated study of the plays of the foremost Ming dramatist T'ang Hsien-tsu. The third section is the richest and longest of the book, containing six essays on traditional and early modern fiction. At least four of these -- on "The Military Romance" and the novels Flowers in the Mirror, The Travels of Lao Ts'an, and Jade Pear Spirit -- are among the author's finest works. Finally, the fourth section of the book, covering modern fiction, includes one essay on the novel The Korchin Banner Plains, an essay on women in Chinese communist fiction, and three concise yet illuminating studies of the short story during the three republican decades before Mao, the first dozen years under Mao, and in Taiwan during the 1960s.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Literature A Very Short Introduction

Chinese Literature  A Very Short Introduction

Lévy, André. Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical. Translated by William H.
Nienhauser Jr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000. Mair, Victor H., ed.
The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University ...

Author: Sabina Knight

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199913138

Category: History

Page: 160

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Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.
Categories: History

A History of Pain

A History of Pain

This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture.

Author: Michael Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231141635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).
Categories: Literary Criticism

China

China

Beginning long before China's written history and extending through the twentieth century, Hsu follows the content and expansion of Chinese culture, describing the daily lives of commoners, their spiritual beliefs and practices, the ...

Author: 許倬雲

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231159210

Category: History

Page: 612

View: 991

An internationally recognized authority on Chinese history and a leading innovator in its telling, Cho-yun Hsu constructs an original portrait of Chinese culture. Unlike most historians, Hsu resists centering his narrative on China's political evolution, focusing instead on the country's cultural sphere and its encounters with successive waves of globalization. Beginning long before China's written history and extending through the twentieth century, Hsu follows the content and expansion of Chinese culture, describing the daily lives of commoners, their spiritual beliefs and practices, the changing character of their social and popular thought, and their advances in material culture and technology. In addition to listing the achievements of emperors, generals, ministers, and sages, Hsu builds detailed accounts of these events and their everyday implications. Dynastic change, the rise and fall of national ambitions, and the growth and decline of institutional systems take on new significance through Hsu's careful research, which captures the multiple strands that gave rise to China's pluralistic society. Paying particular attention to influential relationships occurring outside of Chinese cultural boundaries, he demonstrates the impact of foreign influences on Chinese culture and identity and identifies similarities between China's cultural developments and those of other nations.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern ...

Author: Li-hua Ying

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 494

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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context

Not only a primer in early Chinese poetry, the volume demonstrates the unique and central role of poetry in the making of Chinese culture. Each chapter focuses on a specific theme to show the interplay between poetry and the world.

Author: Zong-qi Cai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231546126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618–907). It aims to break down barriers—between language and culture, poetry and history—that have stood in the way of teaching and learning Chinese poetry. Not only a primer in early Chinese poetry, the volume demonstrates the unique and central role of poetry in the making of Chinese culture. Each chapter focuses on a specific theme to show the interplay between poetry and the world. Readers discover the key role that poetry played in Chinese diplomacy, court politics, empire building, and institutionalized learning; as well as how poems shed light on gender and women’s status, war and knight-errantry, Daoist and Buddhist traditions, and more. The chapters also show how people of different social classes used poetry as a means of gaining entry into officialdom, creating self-identity, fostering friendship, and airing grievances. The volume includes historical vignettes and anecdotes that contextualize individual poems, investigating how some featured texts subvert and challenge the grand narratives of Chinese history. Presenting poems in Chinese along with English translations and commentary, How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context unites teaching poetry with the social circumstances surrounding its creation, making it a pioneering and versatile text for the study of Chinese language, literature, history, and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas 1919 1949

Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas  1919 1949

The companion volume to the highly acclaimed (Columbia, 1978), this new volume presents modernist short fiction from the thirty-year period leading up to the Communist revolution of 1949, after which Chinese literature entered a new phase ...

Author: Lau

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231042035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 578

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Brings together some of the best and most historically significant works of short fiction written in China in this century -including such important figures in the development of Chinese modernism as Lu Hsün, Mao Tun, Ting Ling, and Shen Ts' ung-wen. The companion volume to the highly acclaimed (Columbia, 1978), this new volume presents modernist short fiction from the thirty-year period leading up to the Communist revolution of 1949, after which Chinese literature entered a new phase of development. The stories range in setting from the late Ch'ing dynasty through the Sino-Japanese War and the early Communist years, and range in length from brief tales to substantial short novels. Though a large number of the writers represented are leftists, works of all political viewpoints have been included to provide the full literary panorama of one of the most fertile periods of Chinese creative activity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century

Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century

" -- Library Journal This volume is a survey of modern Chinese literature in the second half of the twentieth century.

Author: Pang-Yuan Chi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253108365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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"... an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature." -- Choice "This fine, scholarly survey of Chinese literature since 1949... discusses such trends as modernism, nativism, realism, root-seeking and 'scar' literature, 'misty' poets, and political, feminist, and societal issues in modern Chinese literature." -- Library Journal This volume is a survey of modern Chinese literature in the second half of the twentieth century. It has three goals: (1) to introduce figures, works, movements, and debates that constitute the dynamics of Chinese literature from 1949 to the end of the century; (2) to depict the enunciative endeavors, ranging from ideological treatises to avant-garde experiments, that inform the polyphonic discourse of Chinese cultural politics; (3) to observe the historical factors that enacted the interplay of literary (post)modernities across the Chinese communities in the Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and overseas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Literature Essays Articles Reviews

Chinese Literature  Essays  Articles  Reviews

161 Robert Joe Cutter , “ Poetry from 200 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. , ” in Victor Mair , ed .
, The Columbia History of Chinese Literature ( New York : Columbia University
Press , 2001 ) , 264 . There is a second piece titled “ Fufeng ge ” 24 Chinese ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132135216

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