Cultural Dialogue and Misreading

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Table of Contents

The Significance and Limits of Cultural Relativism 3
Le Defi Relativiste et la Comprehension de l'Autre 11
Cultural Relativism and Literary Value 21
Eurocentrism and Comparative Literary History 27
Western, Eastern and Multicultural Canons of Literature 33
The Tale of the Impossible: A Semiotic Critique of Cultural Relativism 44
Cultural Relativism and the Principle of Harmony in Difference 49
Political Criticism in the Postmodern Era 55
Seven Laws Governing the Patterns of Development of Eastern and Western Cultures 63
Neo-Rationalism: A Tactic in Cultural Dialogue 67
Du Dialogue des Oeuvres Litteraires au Dialogue des Cultures 70
Two Aviators: Gabriele d'Annunzio and Xu Zhimo 75
Discourse on Poetics: Paz's Sunstone and Yang Lian's Yi 86
Reecriture du Mythe: Segalen et Recit de la Source aux Fleurs de Pechers 100
La Chine d'un Disciple de Voltaire: Senancour 113
Bi-xing and the Dynamic Interpretive Mode of Chinese Poetics 122
On the Uses and Limits of Multiculturalism 128
The Effects of Cultural Dialogue on Latin America's World View 136
Translation as Dialogue: The Example of Canada 143
Comparative Literature, Incommensurability, and Cultural Misreading 153
Misunderstanding as Condition of Intercultural Understanding 163
Dialogism, Literary Genres and Intercultural (Mis)Understanding 175
Misreading and Translation 183
Transposition de l'Onomastique Litteraire 193
L'Ecriture Chinoise en Occident: Un Mythe Productif 204
Dialogue on Malentendu Culturel? La Chine dans la Litterature Francaise des Annees Cinquante a Soixante-dix: Quelques Aspects 216
Literary 'Misreadings': Brink and Coetzee 227
Misreading at the Meeting of Two Hermeneutics: Ezra Pound's Invention of Chinese Poetry 237
From Short to Long Forms of Narration: Genji Monogatari and Tang Chuanqi Tales 246
Kafka en France: La Productivite Litteraire du Malentendu 252
Malentendu Culturel et Poetique Narrative: Fernao Mendes Pinto et Gaspar da Cruz 260
Malentendus Romanesques et Donnees Culturelles: Quelques Exemples Francophones 267
Literature and Desire 278
The (Mis)Reading of Uncle Tom's Cabin 290
Media and Nations: Global Communication and Cultural Identity 299
Interplay of Images 304
Cultural Identity: New Perspectives for Literary Study 313
Transcending Borders: Faulkner and Alternative Identities 330
Quelques Reflexions sur la Temporalite du Stereotype 338
Laughing at Difference: Maurois, Macdonnell and Mikes on the English 344
La Litterature Exotique en France: Un Moment et une Forme du Dialogue des Cultures 357
The Importance of Cultural Dialogue: A Case Study of Ethnic Minority and Cultural Participation in Canada 367
Translation and Cultural Identity: Geographical Images in Early Modern Korean Newspapers and Journals 377
Latin American Testimonial Literature as a Postcolonial Paradigm 384
Latin America: Cultural Dialogue from the Periphery 390
Primo Levi and the Humaneness of Cultural Understanding 396
Hanyu at the Joy Luck Club 400
Local or Global: Cultural Identity in Multicultural Contexts 409
Le Paradoxe de l'Homme de Lettres 415
Reconstructing Chinese Literary Discourse 419
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