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Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1317236696
Pages : 740 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE)

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ISBN 13 : 0199356599
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A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1118451619
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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1538130068
Pages : 824 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0199988447
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ISBN 13 : 0199938555
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ISBN 13 : 0190900539
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ISBN 13 : 0199324700
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ISBN 13 : 0199948178
Pages : 614 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0199599750
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From Burke and Wordsworth to the Modern Sublime in Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1557535760
Pages : 148 pages
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The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang

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ISBN 13 : 0231549008
Pages : 299 pages
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Download The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang PDF Format Full Free by John Christopher Hamm and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-27 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Xiang Kairan, who wrote under the pen name “the Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang,” is remembered as the father of modern Chinese martial arts fiction, one of the most distinctive forms of twentieth-century Chinese culture and the inspiration for China’s globally popular martial arts cinema. In this book, John Christopher Hamm shows how Xiang Kairan’s work and career offer a new lens on the transformations of fiction and popular culture in early-twentieth-century China. The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang situates Xiang Kairan’s career in the larger contexts of Republican-era China’s publishing industry, literary debates, and political and social history. At a time when writers associated with the New Culture movement promoted an aggressively modernizing vision of literature, Xiang Kairan consciously cultivated his debt to homegrown narrative traditions. Through careful readings of Xiang Kairan’s work, Hamm demonstrates that his writings, far from being the formally fossilized and ideologically regressive relics their critics denounced, represent a creative engagement with contemporary social and political currents and the demands and possibilities of an emerging cultural marketplace. Hamm takes martial arts fiction beyond the confines of genre studies to situate it within a broader reexamination of Chinese literary modernity. The first monograph on Xiang Kairan’s fiction in any language, The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang rewrites the history of early-twentieth-century Chinese literature from the standpoints of genre fiction and commercial publishing.


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ISBN 13 : 019163770X
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History PDF Format Full Free by Peter Clark and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time, and raises many questions. How did global city systems evolve and interact in the past? How have historic urban patterns impacted on those of the contemporary world? And what were the key drivers in the roller-coaster of urban change over the millennia - market forces such as trade and industry, rulers and governments, competition and collaboration between cities, or the urban environment and demographic forces? This pioneering comparative work by leading scholars drawn from a range of disciplines offers the first detailed comparative study of urban development from ancient times to the present day. The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History explores not only the main trends in the growth of cities and towns across the world - in Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas - and the different types of cities from great metropolitan centres to suburbs, colonial cities, and market towns, but also many of the essential themes in the making and remaking of the urban world: the role of power, economic development, migration, social inequality, environmental challenge and the urban response, religion and representation, cinema, and urban creativity. Split into three parts covering Ancient cities, the medieval and early-modern period, and the modern and contemporary era, it begins with an introduction by the editor identifying the importance and challenges of research on cities in world history, as well as the crucial outlines of urban development since the earliest cities in ancient Mesopotamia to the present.


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ISBN 13 : 0199856338
Pages : 765 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0819576697
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Celestial Empire PDF Format Full Free by Nathaniel Isaacson and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging assumptions about science fiction’s Western origins, Nathaniel Isaacson traces the development of the genre in China, from the late Qing Dynasty through the New Culture Movement. Through careful examination of a wide range of visual and print media—including historical accounts of the institutionalization of science, pictorial representations of technological innovations, and a number of novels and short stories—Isaacson makes a case for understanding Chinese science fiction as a product of colonial modernity. By situating the genre’s emergence in the transnational traffic of ideas and material culture engendered by the presence of colonial powers in China’s economic and political centers, Celestial Empires explores the relationship between science fiction and Orientalist discourse. In doing so it offers an innovative approach to the study of both vernacular writing in twentieth-century China and science fiction in a global context.


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ISBN 13 : 0199996008
Pages : 536 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Food History PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey M. Pilcher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-16 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Food matters, not only as a subject of study in its own right, but also as a medium for conveying critical messages about capitalism, the environment, and social inequality to diverse audiences. Recent scholarship on the subject draws from both a pathbreaking body of secondary literature and an inexhaustible wealth of primary sources--from ancient Chinese philosophical tracts to McDonald's menus--contributing new perspectives to the historical study of food, culture, and society, and challenging the limits of history itself. The Oxford Handbook of Food History places existing works in historiographical context, crossing disciplinary, chronological, and geographic boundaries while also suggesting new routes for future research. The twenty-seven essays in this book are organized into five sections: historiography, disciplinary approaches, production, circulation, and consumption of food. The first two sections examine the foundations of food history, not only in relation to key developments in the discipline of history itself--such as the French Annales school and the cultural turn--but also in anthropology, sociology, geography, pedagogy, and the emerging Critical Nutrition Studies. The following three sections sketch various trajectories of food as it travels from farm to table, factory to eatery, nature to society. Each section balances material, cultural, and intellectual concerns, whether juxtaposing questions of agriculture and the environment with the notion of cookbooks as historical documents; early human migrations with modern culinary tourism; or religious customs with social activism. In its vast, interdisciplinary scope, this handbook brings students and scholars an authoritative guide to a field with fresh insights into one of the most fundamental human concerns.