This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas.
- Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature
- Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media
- The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century
- Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship
Keywords: China, Taiwan, Sinophone regions, modern Chinese literature, Chinese literature, ethnic minority literature, Republican era, socialist literature, radical modernity, Elitization, De-Elitization, Chinese modern poetry, Modern Chinese Theater Study, modern Chinese fiction, Modern China&rsquo, s Translated Literature, Chinese feminism, Chinese popular fiction, Ethnic Minority Literature, Twentieth-Century China literature, Northeastern writers, exiled Northeastern writers, Chinese print culture, New media in contemporary China, time travel fiction, post-Maoist politics, historical traumas, Chinese-language scholarship, comparative literature, world literature, Comparative & World Literature