Reading East Asian Writing

Reading East Asian Writing

by Michel Hockx
     
 

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This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership and their… See more details below

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This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership and their interpretation. Often confined to discussion of a specific country or area, these theories have been criticised for their Western bias.
This collection breaks through these barriers, providing an opportunity for scholars of two closely related yet often independently studied cultures to present and compare their views on specific theories of literature, to discuss the advantages and shortcomings of those theories, and to consider specific difficulties related to the East-West dimension.

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ISBN-13:
9780700717606
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/05/2002
Series:
RoutledgeCurzon--IIAS Asian Studies Ser.
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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