China in a Polycentric World: Essays in Chinese Comparative Literature

China in a Polycentric World: Essays in Chinese Comparative Literature

by Yingjin Zhang, History International Conference on Literature
     
 

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This collection provides a critical reexamination of the development and current status of comparative literature studies that engage the literary practices of both China and the West. It attempts to refashion literary methodologies and cultural theories in Chinese studies and reread several noncanonical texts in ways that cut across disciplines, genders, and

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This collection provides a critical reexamination of the development and current status of comparative literature studies that engage the literary practices of both China and the West. It attempts to refashion literary methodologies and cultural theories in Chinese studies and reread several noncanonical texts in ways that cut across disciplines, genders, and modernities.

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"China in a Polycentric World provides an important and much-needed testimony to the rewards and difficulties inherent in the challenge of practicing a comparative approach that reaches beyond the sphere of Western literatures. At its best, the book spurs scholars to question long-held assumptions about what literature is, how it can be talked about, and who is doing the talking."—China Review International
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Applies a number of new critical approaches to Chinese or China- related texts, including literary history, comparative poetics, modernist aesthetics, feminist studies, gender theory, and post- colonial discourse. Looks at studies of discipline, discourse, and canon; of gender, sexuality, and body; and of science, modernity, and aesthetics. The 11 papers are from an international conference held at Rutgers University in June 1994. Paper edition (unseen) $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804731867
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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