New Literature in Chinese: China and the World

New Literature in Chinese: China and the World

by Zhu Shoutong

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Overview

This book systematically discusses the academic connotations of the concept of "Modern Chinese Literature", as well as its basic categories. The discipline founded upon this concept is influential both in China and throughout the world, and scholars engaged in teaching and research in this field number around ten thousand. The discipline was originally established in haste in an abnormal academic environment, and, with the passage of time, such derivative disciplines as "Contemporary Chinese Literature", "20th Century Chinese Literature", "the Literature of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau" and "World Chinese Literature" have appeared. This book argues that these fields should be united in the area of "New Literature in Chinese", because they have a shared language, culture and tradition. In today's multi-polar world, where Chinese literature is so diversified, such an approach is obviously helpful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443899406
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Chapter I "New Literature in Chinese" 1

I.1 New Literature in Chinese in the Overall Field of the World Literature 1

The Definition

Theoretical Advantages

Practical Value

Conclusion: Prospects Envisioned

I.2 Academic Space in Modern Chinese Literature and the Possibility of New Literature in Chinese 31

Chinese

Modern

Literature

I.3 Cultural Belongingness of New Literature in Chinese 45

Conceptual Compensation of New Literature in Chinese to Chinese National Literature

Cultural Belongingness of New Literature in Chinese and Its Necessity

Academic Significance of Cultural Belongingness of New Literature in Chinese

I.4 The Significance of Cultural Ethics of New Literature in Chinese 57

New Literature in Chinese and Cultural Ethics

The Theoretical Paradigm of Cultural Ethics: the Universality of Cultural Ethics

Cultural Ethics and Diasporic Writers' Homesickness Complex

Cultural Ethics and the Research on New Literature in Chinese

Chapter II China and Its New Literature 74

II.1 The Negative Background of New Literature in Chinese and its Influence 74

Historical Desolation

Vernacular Literature

The Weak Opposition

Consequences of Lacking a Negative Background

II.2 The Area Background of New Literature in Chinese: Its Early History 88

The May 4th New Writers' Consciousness of Areas

The Uniqueness of the Area Background of the May 4th New Literature

II.2.1 Important Contribution toward New Literature in Chinese: The Area Background of Guo Moruo's Writings 103

Temporal Background

Area Background in Japan

Area Background of Guo's Hometown

II.3 The Thoughts of the Scientific Factors in New Literature in Chinese 115

Science as the Ideal Type outside Tradition Construction in New Literature

Overflowing of the Notion of Science in the Progress of New Literary Tradition

Paradoxical Relationship between Science and New Literature

II.4 New Literary Stories in Chinese: Flaunting of the Thematic Meaning 137

From a Short Story to Flaunting in New Literature in Chinese

The Habitual Practice of the Flaunting of Meaning

The Relative Haunting of a Theme

Conclusion: A Proper Dose of Flaunting

Chapter III New Literature and New Media in Chinese 149

III.1 The Recognition of the Nature of Drama and the Canonization of New Drama in Chinese 149

Recognition of Dramatic Nature and the Canonization of New Drama in Chinese

Facing the Tradition: Renewed Recognition of the Nature of Drama

Introspection on Thunderstorm and a Second Deviation from the Nature of Drama

III.2 New Literature in Chinese and Its Media-orientation 173

Effects of the Theater-oriented Form of Drama

Effects of the Literature-oriented Form of Drama

Effects of the Media-oriented Form of Drama

Chapter IV China and the World Literature and Culture 187

IV.1 Brandes' Exemplary Role in New Literary Criticism in Chinese

The Entry and Acceptance of Brandes in China

Brandes' Influence on New Literature in Chinese 187

IV.1.1 The Emigrant Literature and Georg Brandes' International Influence: Toward New Literature in Chinese 196

Exile and Literature

Emigrants and Currents of New Literature in Chinese

IV.2 Irving Babbitt and New Literature in Chinese and Modem Chinese Culture: Allure, Encumbrance and Demonization 208

Allure of Babbitt to Chinese Intellectuals

Coloration and Encumbrance of Babbitt by Xueheng Intellectuals

Liang Shiqiu and Demonization of Babbitt in China

IV.2.1 New Humanism and New Confucian Humanism: The Influence and Correspondence of Ideational Rationality 228

Various Traditions of Ideational Rationality and Humanism

Different Schools of New Confucian Humanism

Ideational Rationality in Confucianism and New Humanism

Appendix: On the Status quo of the Academic Norms of Social Sciences and the Humanities in China 263

Academic Research: New Literature in Chinese

Academic Evaluation and Literary Research

Facing the World: Cultural Emotion and Academic Research

Index 270

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