China and the West at the Crossroads: Essays on Comparative Literature and Culture

China and the West at the Crossroads: Essays on Comparative Literature and Culture

by Daiyun Yue

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811093326
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Series: China Academic Library
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: A Century in Retrospect.- The Origins and Precursors to Chinese Comparative Literature.- The Establishment of the Discipline and its Champions.- A New Beginning for China’s Comparative Literature.- Enter the International Cultural Dialogue pro-actively with Uniqueness and Originality.- On the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Journal Dialogue Transculturel.- Problems and the Current Development Status of Chinese Comparative Literature.- Part Two: When East Meets West­.- History – Literature – Literary History.- Setting Out again from Indigenous Literary Phenomena.- For an Active, Holistic Life.- Connecting China, Russia and the West; Synthesizing Literature, History and Philosophy.- Renovating Methodology.- Linking up with the Perspicacity of Foreign Climes.- The Last Decadent in China.- Nietzsche and Modern Chinese Literature.- Part Three: The Chinese Perspective.- Using the Wisdom of the East to Resolve Cultural Conflict.- Some Special Features of China’s Traditional Literary Criticism.- “Harmony, Homogeneity” and Literary Research.- Qing in Chinese Culture.- The Mirror Metaphor in Chinese and Western Poetics.- Lunar Appreciation and Legends across Different Cultures.- Looking at Yangtze River Culture through the Legend of the Goddess of Mount Wu.- The Stone as a Motif in the Narration of A Dream of Red Mansions.- Revenge and Memory.- Part Four: Theorizing Comparative Literature.- The International and National Nature of Comparative Literature.- Poetics and Eurocentrism.- The Question of Discourse in the Dialogue between Chinese and Western Poetics.- Cultural Difference and Cultural Misunderstanding.- Misreadings in the Search for Commonality between Chinese and Western Culture.- “Death of a Discipline” and the Birth of a Discipline.- Escaping the Trap of Modernity.- Will “Sino-centrism” succeed “Euro-centrism”?.- Comparative Literature in the Era of Globalization: The Chinese Perspective.- Part Five: Into the New Millennium.- The New Humanist Spirit of the 21st Century.- On the Third Phase of the Development of Comparative Literature.- An Alternative Globalization on the basis of Reflection and Negotiation.- New Opportunities in the 21st Century Literary Research.- New Humanism and Postmodernism.- A Few Thoughts on Comparative Literature and World Literature.- The Urgency and Difficulty of Cross-Cultural Dialog.- New Thoughts on Ecological Civilization.- Looking into the Future.

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