The Heart of Time: Moral Agency in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction

The Heart of Time: Moral Agency in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction

by Sabina Knight
     
 

By examining how narrative strategies reinforce or contest deterministic paradigms, this work describes modern Chinese fiction's unique contribution to ethical and literary debates over the possibility for meaningful moral action. By analyzing discourses of agency and fatalism and the ethical import of narrative structures, the author explores how representations of… See more details below

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By examining how narrative strategies reinforce or contest deterministic paradigms, this work describes modern Chinese fiction's unique contribution to ethical and literary debates over the possibility for meaningful moral action. By analyzing discourses of agency and fatalism and the ethical import of narrative structures, the author explores how representations of determinism and moral responsibility changed over the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022676
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #274
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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