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Laughlin, Charles A.

Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Charles A. Laughlin

Part I. Rewriting Literary History

2. The Rhetorics of Modernity and the Logics of the Fetish
Alexander Des Forges

3. Woman and Her Affinity to Literature
Megan M. Ferry

4. Desire and Disease: Bai Wei and the Literary Left of the 1930s
Amy D. Dooling

5. What’s “Chinese” in Chinese Diasporic Literature?
Emma J. Teng

6. Toward a Theory of Postmodern/Post-Mao-Deng Literature
Xiaobin Yang

Part II. The Quotidian Apocalypse

7. Modernity and Apocalypse in Chinese Novels from the End of the Twentieth Century
Jeffrey C. Kinkley

8. A Cruel World: Boundary-Crossing and Exile in The Great Going Abroad
Claire Conceison

9. Stay or Go: Li Guoxiu’s Ambiguous Answer to the Taiwan Question
John B. Weinstein

10. Tales of a Porous City: Public Residences and Private Streets in Taipei Films
Yomi Braester

Part III. The Moral Subject under Global Capitalism

11. Reproducing the Self: Consumption, Imaginary, and Identity in Chinese Women’s Autobiographical Practice in the 1990s
Lingzhen Wang

12. Urban Ethics: Modernity and the Morality of Everyday Life
Robin Visser

13. Capitalist and Enlightenment Values in Chinese Fiction of the 1990s: The Case of Yu Hua’s Blood Merchant
Deirdre Sabina Knight

Keywords: Literature, Asian Literature, Asian Languages, Postcolonial/World Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Regional and Cultural Studies

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2005
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781403981332
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-53027-4

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