A Concise History of Chinese Literature

A Concise History of Chinese Literature

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A history of Chinese literature from its early beginnings through the end of the Qing dynasty, this recent work from Professor Luo Yuming of China s Fudan University seeks to provide, by adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, a coherent, panoramic description of the development of Chinese literature and its major characteristics. As one of the very few English translations of such works by Chinese authors it seeks to inform the Western audience of the recent viewpoints and scholarship on the topic from a leading Chinese scholar. It may also provide some grounds of comparison and contrast with equivalent works in the West.Some other short prose pieces which center on argumentation, such as a€œ Valediction to Meng Jiao, a€ a€œValediction to Dong ... Here the emotions are more incisively felt, as in the famous piece, a€œOn Horsesa€: Only when there is someone like Bo Leanbsp;...

Title:A Concise History of Chinese Literature
Author:Yuming Luo
Publisher:BRILL - 2011


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