Tensions in World Literature: Between the Local and the Universal

Tensions in World Literature: Between the Local and the Universal

by Weigui Fang (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2018)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811306341
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 09/29/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Weigui Fang is Distinguished Professor at the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, China. He is Changjiang Scholar and Director of the Center for Literature and the History of Ideas at BNU. As an internationally acclaimed comparatist, his research is focused on Comparative Literature, modern Chinese culture and literature, History of Concepts, Sociology of Literature, and international sinology. He has authored 8 books and published more than 100 scholarly papers.

Table of Contents




1 Introduction: What Is World Literature?

2 Comparative Literature and World Literature: From Goethe to Globalization
3 The Location of World Literature

4 Frames for World Literature


5 World Literature and the Encounter with the Other: A Means or a Menace?

6 Some Remarks on the Concept of World Literature After 2000
7 World Literature, Canon, and Literary Criticism


8 Four Perspectives on World Literature: Reader, Producer, Text and System
9 A World of Translation


10 World Literature in Graphic Novels and Graphic Novels as World Literature

11 Experiments in Cultural Connectivity: Early Twentieth-Century German-Jewish Thought Meets the Daodejing

12 Ideographic Myth and Misconceptions about Chinese Poetic Art
13 Chinese Literature as Part of World Literature


14 How to Become World Literature: Chinese Literature’s Aspiration and Way to “Step into the World”
15 World Literature from and in China

Dialogue Section A: World Literature and Nation Building


Dialogue Section B: The Interactions between the Local and the Universal: A Few Thoughts after Listening to the Talk of Professor Damrosch

Dialogue Section C: World Literature: Significance, Challenge, and Future

Dialogue Section D: Who Decides the “United Nations of Great Books”: Inspired by Prof. Zhang’s Speech
Dialogue Section E: Response

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