The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

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The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion, the role of women, and China's relationship with non-Sinitic languages and peoples. Opening with a major section on the linguistic and intellectual foundations of Chinese literature, the anthology traces the development of forms and movements over time, along with critical trends, and pays particular attention to the premodern canon.In spite of the lefta#39;s domination of Chinaa#39;s 1930s literary scene, left-leaning essay journals like Ta#39;ai-po had many difficulties attracting a steady readership. ... of the 1930s such as Hsien-tai (Les Contemporains, 1932a€“1935) and Tung-fang tsa- chih (Eastern Miscellany, 1904a€“1948). ... two hundred pseudonyms is an extreme example of how complicated the determination of authorship could become.

Title:The Columbia History of Chinese Literature
Author:Victor H. Mair
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13


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