This wide-ranging "Companion" offers a necessary assessment of recent chinese language literature in several geopolitical components, from the 1840s to now. It reports significant accomplishments of chinese language literary scholarship released in chinese language and English and brings consciousness to formerly ignored, vital parts. bargains the main thorough and concise insurance of recent chinese language literature up to now, drawing awareness to formerly overlooked parts comparable to past due Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature a number of chapters discover literature with regards to Sinophone geopolitics, nearby tradition, city tradition, visible tradition, print media, and new media The creation and chapters provide overviews of the institutional improvement of contemporary chinese language literature in chinese language and English scholarship because the mid-twentieth century Contributions from top literary students in mainland China and Hong Kong upload their voices to foreign scholarship.

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Through reading selected literary texts, she shows how Chinese avant‐garde fiction delineates the juncture of violence and the everyday life in which cruelty and irrationality are witnessed repeatedly, especially through children’s eyes. Experimental writing in this case becomes an effective means of historical testimony and personal remembrance. General Introduction 21 The last two chapters of this companion offer overviews of Chinese and English scholarship, respectively. In Chapter 29, “A Brief Overview of Chinese‐Language Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature,” Chen Sihe divides the development of modern Chinese literature as a new discipline in mainland China into three phases.

Chen 2006; Tsu 2006; Shih 2007), self (Denton 1998; Tam and Yip 2010), subject (R. Cai 2004; P. Liu 2011), love (J. Liu 2003; H. Lee 2007) to power (Feuerwerker 1998), justice (Kinkley 2000), evolution (Pusey 1998; A. Jones 2011), and the past (B. Wang 2004; Choy 2008; M. Gao 2008; Stuckey 2010), although ideology, politics, and revolution still occur most frequently in book titles. General Introduction 23 Finally, we may conclude this introduction by returning to literary polemics, which often signal paradigmatic changes in the literary institution, as suggested in my survey of pre‐1990s English scholarship earlier in this introduction.

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