Chinese Literature

Author: Dan Yao
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521186781
Format: PDF
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This accessible, illustrated introduction takes the reader through the rich Chinese literary tradition from ancient times to the twentieth century, exploring poetry, drama, opera, novels, short stories, the modern media and the authors who created these cultural treasures.

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521855587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present.

An Introduction to Chinese Literature

Author: Liu Wu-Chi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313267031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book contains "best practices" of community quality-of-life indicator systems implemented in various communities throughout the world. The cases in this volume describe communities that have launched their own community indicators programs. Elements that are included in the descriptions are the history of the community indicators work within the target region, the planning of community indicators, the actual indicators that were selected, the data collection process, the reporting of the results, and the use of the indicators to guide community development decisions and public policy.

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521855594
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This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present.

Chinese Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913137
Format: PDF, ePub
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Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature

Author: Zicheng Hong
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004157549
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"A thorough overview and analysis of the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, focusing primarily on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing"--Provided by publisher.

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231528511
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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.

A Guide to Chinese Literature

Author: Wilt L. Idema
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0892641231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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DIVA new supplement to courses on Chinese or World literature in translation. /div