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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1538130068
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Download Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature PDF Format Full Free by Li-hua Ying and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Chinese literature has been flourishing for over a century, with varying degrees of intensity and energy at different junctures of history and points of locale. An integral part of world literature from the moment it was born, it has been in constant dialogue with its counterparts from the rest of the world. As it has been challenged and enriched by external influences, it has contributed to the wealth of literary culture of the entire world. In terms of themes and styles, modern Chinese literature is rich and varied; from the revolutionary to the pastoral, from romanticism to feminism, from modernism to post-modernism, critical realism, psychological realism, socialist realism, and magical realism. Indeed, it encompasses a full range of ideological and aesthetic concerns. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.


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Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

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ISBN 13 : 0810867656
Pages : 367 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music PDF Format Full Free by Nicole V. Gagné and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, andit engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar tonew music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.


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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

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ISBN 13 : 1538123029
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Download Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater PDF Format Full Free by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 1240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of the Contemporary American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries on plays, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, critics, producers, theaters, and terminology.


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A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 9780253213112
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Download A History of Modern Chinese Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Chih-tsing Hsia and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 726 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1961, and reissued in new editions several times, this is the pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction. The book covers some 60 years, from the Literary Revolution of 1917 through the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. C. T. Hsia, Prof. Emeritus of Chinese at Columbia Univ., examines the major writers from Lu Hsun to Eileen Chang and representative works since 1949 from both mainland China and Taiwan. The first serious study of modern Chinese fiction in English, this book is also the best study of its subject available. Not only the specialist, but every reader who is interested in China or in literature will find it of interest. Hsia's astute insights and graceful writing make the book enjoyable as well as deeply edifying.


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Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

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ISBN 13 : 1538111276
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Karina Aveyard and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-12-26 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on leading films as well as many directors, writers, actors and producers.


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Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)

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ISBN 13 : 9780810863088
Pages : 584 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) PDF Format Full Free by James Z. Gao and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-06-16 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of the political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely on the political elites of China, this reference covers a variety of significant persons, including women and ethnic minorities; new historical concepts; cultural and educational institutions; and economic activities. Drawing on newly-available records, including a large mass of governmental and family archives, the narratives presented reveal new facts, offer a new interpretation in accordance with China's modernization process during the late Qing period, and a revisionist perspective on the Republican history. The chronology records not only political and military events but also other experiences of the Chinese people. The bibliography gives prominence to current literature on China's drive towards modernization and appendixes provide the reader with detailed information on China's cultural and economic transformation.


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Pages : 566 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Revolutionary China, 1839-1976 PDF Format Full Free by Edwin Pak-wah Leung and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1992 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This historical dictionary covers the entire revolutionary period in China, beginning with the early revolutionary movements which began early in the 19th century. Also covered are Sun Yat-sen's Republican revolution and the Socialist transformation under Mao Tse-tung. The volume's entries are concise accounts and profiles on the people, events, ideas, organizations, and other factors important to the revolutionary era. Also included is a short chronology, a general bibliography, extensive cross-referencing, and a subject index.


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Belief, History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

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Pages : 192 pages
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Download Belief, History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture PDF Format Full Free by Artur K. Wardega and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2009 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A value system in constant change; a longing for stability amid uncertainties about the future; a new consciousness about the unlimited challenges and aspirations in modern life: these are themes in modern Chinese literature that attract the attention of overseas readers as well as its domestic audience. They also provide Chinese and foreign literary researchers with complex questions about human life and achievements that search beyond national identities for global interaction and exchange. This volume presents ten outstanding essays by Chinese and European scholars who have undertaken such exchange for the purpose of examining the individual and society in modern Chinese literature.


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Pages : 655 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of the People's Republic of China PDF Format Full Free by Lawrence R. Sullivan and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 655 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world. In fact, it was so weak it had been conquered by Japan, a country one-tenth its size, a decade earlier. Now, more than fifty years later, the People's Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and military superpower with the world's fastest growing economy and largest population (1.3 billion in 2005). A member of the United Nations Security Council since the early 1970s and a nuclear power, China wields enormous influence in the world community. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the People's Republic of China contains more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual topics spanning China's political, economic, and social system along with short biographies on important figures--from politicians to writers and movie directors--who have shaped Chinese history during the period of Communist rule from 1949 to 2006. Supplementing the entries are a chronology, an introduction, charts outlining the structure of the Chinese government, and a bibliography of works in English, making this a superb resource for college and high school students needing a quick reference on contemporary China.


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Modern Chinese Literature

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The City in Modern Chinese Literature & Film

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ISBN 13 : 9780804726825
Pages : 390 pages
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Download The City in Modern Chinese Literature & Film PDF Format Full Free by Yingjin Zhang and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This study explores the ways in which the city and urban life have been represented in modern Chinese literature and film. The author has three aims: to trace the literary and filmic configurations (i.e., symbolic constructions) of the city in modern China; to investigate the ways the city is placed in an ambivalent - if not negative - light in these configurations; and to work toward an understanding of how one can study the nature of the city/country problematic in modern Chinese literary history." "The book draws upon many literary and filmic texts that have been either previously ignored or deemed of no importance, and presents them in such a way that they - together with certain canonical works interpreted from new perspectives - point to an important structure of urban imagination in modern China. Throughout, the author draws upon theoretical insights from a wide variety of disciplines - anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, as well as literature, film, and cultural studies - to illuminate particular issues."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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Historical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong

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Pages : 277 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong PDF Format Full Free by Graham Edwin Johnson and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guangzhou, or Canton as it is sometimes known, is the major urban settlement in south China. Guangdong is the province of which Guangzhou is the capital. Guangzhou and Guangdong have a long settlement history that can be traced to the Zhou dynasty, eight centuries before the Christian era. TheHistorical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong is a comprehensive, up-to-date dictionary of the geography, politics, and society of this premier city in south China and its surrounding province. TheDictionary focuses upon the contemporary history of Guangzhou and Guangdong. The authors present the Dictionary in two distinct sections: the first is for the city of Guangzhou, the second for the province of Guangdong. Though the city and province are two distinct entities, it is impossible to fully understand one without understanding the other. The dictionary is an alphabetical listing of the people, places, events and cultural activities significant to the modern history of Guangzhou and Guangdong. There is an introductory essay for each of the two sections to provide context for what follows. Two bibliographies follow the dictionary, primarily made up of English-language sources.


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Historical Dictionary of Singapore

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Pages : 251 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Singapore PDF Format Full Free by K. Mulliner and published by Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entries in this dictionary highlight and trace Singapore's history from a legendary past and its modern founding in 1819 to its evolution to its emergence as a post-war battleground of communist, socialist, democratic, and colonial interests and ideologies. With bibliography, chronology, maps, index, and tables of government leaders, cabinet members, general election results, and population by ethnicity and Chinese dialect groups.


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Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

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Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)

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Pages : 269 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) PDF Format Full Free by John Franklin Copper and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains a brief chronology of important events in Taiwan's history; a more detailed historical introduction (36 pages); the body of the dictionary itself; and a lengthy bibliography (60 pages), which is divided into general works, geography, history, culture, society, education, economics, politics, military and security, and foreign policy.


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Historical Dictionary of the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR

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Publisher : Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East
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Pages : 387 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR PDF Format Full Free by Ming K. Chan and published by Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. This book was released on 2006 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Historical Dictionary of the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR is divided into two parts, one for each region. Introductory information, such as the list of acronyms and maps, precedes both parts, but then separate chronologies, introductions, dictionaries, appendixes, and bibliographies are provided for both Hong Kong and Macao - providing an in-depth examination of both SARs. A photospread completes the volume."--Back Cover.


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The Modern History of China

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Download The Modern History of China PDF Format Full Free by Li Chang and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: