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Title Modern Chinese literary thought : writings on literature, 1893-1945 / edited by Kirk A. Denton.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [1996]
©1996

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Physical description xiv, 554 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Translated from various Chinese sources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-536) and index.
Summary This volume presents a broad range of writings on literature from the period of the inception of literary modernity in China. Of the 55 essays included, 47 are translated here for the first time, including two essays by Lu Xun. In addition to the selections themselves, the author has provided, in an extensive General Introduction and shorter introductions to the five parts of the book, historical background, a synthesis of current scholarship on modern views of Chinese literature, and an original thesis on the complex formation of Chinese literary modernity. In the author's view, literary discourses were actively reshaped by Chinese writers and critics as responses to deep-set cultural problematics and the socio-historical imperative of the times.
Other author Denton, Kirk A., 1955-
Subject Chinese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
ISBN 0804725586
0804725594 (paperback)