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The Reincarnated Giant

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0231542542
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Reincarnated Giant PDF Format Full Free by Mingwei Song and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-04 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new wave of Chinese science fiction is here. This golden age has not only resurrected the genre but also subverted its own conventions. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments—ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China’s rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development. This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. In fifteen short stories and novel excerpts, The Reincarnated Giant opens a doorway into imaginary realms alongside our own world and the history of the future. Authors such as Lo Yi-chin, Dung Kai-cheung, Han Song, Chen Qiufan, and the Hugo winner Liu Cixin—some alive during the Cultural Revolution, others born in the 1980s—blur the boundaries between realism and surrealism, between politics and technology. They tell tales of intergalactic war; decoding the last message sent from an extinct human race; the use of dreams as tools to differentiate cyborgs and humans; poets’ strange afterlife inside a supercomputer; cannibalism aboard an airplane; and unchecked development that leads to uncontrollable catastrophe. At a time when the Chinese government promotes the “Chinese dream,” the dark side of the new wave shows a nightmarish unconscious. The Reincarnated Giant is an essential read for anyone interested in the future of the genre.


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Science Fiction in Translation

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030842088
Pages : 366 pages
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Download Science Fiction in Translation PDF Format Full Free by Ian Campbell and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction in Translation: Perspectives on the Global Theory and Practice of Translation focuses on the process of translation and its implications. The volume explores the translation of works of science fiction (SF) from one language to another and the translation of SF tropes, terms, and ideas of SF theory into cultures outside the West. Providing a comprehensive examination of the state of translation into English, the essays consider how representative the body of translated work of SF is from the source language/culture. It also considers the social, political, and economic choices in selecting a work to translate. The book illustrates the dramatic growth both in SF production outside the Anglosphere, the translation of works from other languages into English, and the practice of translating English-language SF into other languages. Altogether, the essays map the theory, practice, and business of SF translation around the world.


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WIEDERGEBURT: Legend of the Reincarnated Warrior: Volume 5

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Publisher : Kitsune Incorporated
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ISBN 13 : 1951904869
Pages : 275 pages
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Download WIEDERGEBURT: Legend of the Reincarnated Warrior: Volume 5 PDF Format Full Free by Brandon Varnell and published by Kitsune Incorporated. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE HEAT IS ON. Eryk has won the Spiritualist Grand Tournament, helped Kari and Fay avoid marrying Grant Leucht, and destroyed the cage preventing Kari from journeying outside of Neveria. But his task isn’t over yet. Now he must convince Fay Valstine to join him, Kari, and Lin in a polygamous relationship. And as if that wasn’t hard enough… Grant Leucht has decided to get revenge for his humiliating defeat. The Leucht Family is plotting in the shadows of Nevaria. Meanwhile, Eryk’s dreams continue to plague him as he is shown the time when he and Kari attempted to reclaim the captured city of Vahn from a new threat and found themselves trapped within another realm. Explicit Content Warning: This series contains content that may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18.


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The Making of The Wandering Earth

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1000544052
Pages : 290 pages
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Download The Making of The Wandering Earth PDF Format Full Free by Jiaren Wang and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-03-16 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook takes us through the making of The Wandering Earth, one of the highest-grossing non-English films of all time. It is a rare, in-depth, behind-the-scenes study of the making of a masterpiece, taking the reader through the entire production process of a landmark Chinese science fiction film. The book brings to life how The Wandering Earth was created, from words to images, by a young and innovative professional team assembled by director Frant Gwo. It discusses specialized details of the filmmaking process and the collaborative work of the crew and the cast involved to present an intuitive feeling of the film’s production. A step-by-step guide on the making of a radical large-scale film, this handbook critically examines its various stages such as its development and production stages – the planning, preparing, recruiting, setting up departments and processes; writing the screenplay; creating a visual style and the production design; and the principal photography; its challenging post-production stages – the editing, visual effects production, color mixing; dubbing, sound editing; publicity, etc. Further, the chapters in volume also explore how Chinese science fiction films disrupt the Western narrative context and provide the larger discourse on Chinese science fiction. Richly illustrated with exclusive first-hand visuals from the making of the film, this handbook, part of the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series, will be an essential read for professionals, scholars, researchers, and students of film and media production, film studies, popular culture, cultural studies, Chinese studies, world literature, and science fiction. It will also be of interest to the general reader interested in filmmaking.


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Myths of Mountains and Seas

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Publisher : Funstory
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ISBN 13 : 1648973787
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Myths of Mountains and Seas PDF Format Full Free by Tang YiGuDian and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-04-21 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the four seas and eight wastelands, the Mystic Maiden offered up the secret arts of the Mountain and Sea Realm, the Seven Domains of the Nine Prefectures, and the Nine Tripod Commerce. When this cauldron reached ten percent completion, the rain of blood would rain down upon the deities and devils. The River Diagram appeared, as did Luo Shu. The human world was in turmoil. It was rumored that these nine cauldrons were the ones that had gained the world. However, he did not know that the treasures of the nine cauldrons were all in the Mountain Sea Secret Art that was drawn on the cauldron. After that, the nine cauldrons sank into the Luo River, disappearing without a trace. The five paths of the world, the Wonder Gate, the Illusion Dao, the Mountain Sect, the Sea Sect, the Scripture Pavilion, and the five sects' heirs, each had their own secret treasures, all for the sake of obtaining the Mountain Sea secret arts within the nine cauldrons. This fight lasted for thousands of years ...


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Lingua Cosmica

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 0252050428
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Lingua Cosmica PDF Format Full Free by Dale Knickerbocker and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2018-05-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators in the vanguard of international science fiction. Eleven experts offer innovative English-language scholarship on figures ranging from Cuban pioneer Daína Chaviano to Nigerian filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi to the Hugo Award-winning Chinese writer Liu Cixin. These essays invite readers to ponder the themes, formal elements, and unique cultural characteristics within the works of these irreplaceable—if too-little-known—artists. Dale Knickerbocker includes fantasists and genre-benders pushing SF along new evolutionary paths even as they draw on the traditions of their own literary cultures. Includes essays on Daína Chaviano (Cuba), Jacek Dukaj (Poland), Jean-Claude Dunyac (France), Andreas Eschbach (Germany), Angélica Gorodischer (Argentina), Sakyo Komatsu (Japan), Liu Cixin (China), Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, Francophone Canada), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Nigeria), Johanna Sinisalo (Finland), and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia). Contributors: Alexis Brooks de Vita, Pawel Frelik, Yvonne Howell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, Vibeke Rützou Petersen, Amy J. Ransom, Hanna-Riikka Roine, Hanna Samola, Mingwei Song, Tatsumi Takayuki, Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo, and Natacha Vas-Deyres.


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The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories

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Publisher : Tordotcom
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ISBN 13 : 1250768934
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories PDF Format Full Free by Yu Chen and published by Tordotcom. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From an award-winning team of authors, editors, and translators comes a groundbreaking short story collection that explores the expanse of Chinese science fiction and fantasy. In The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, you can dine at a restaurant at the end of the universe, cultivate to immortality in the high mountains, watch roses perform Shakespeare, or arrive at the island of the gods on the backs of giant fish to ensure that the world can bloom. Written, edited, and translated by a female and nonbinary team, these stories have never before been published in English and represent both the richly complicated past and the vivid future of Chinese science fiction and fantasy. Time travel to a winter's day on the West Lake, explore the very boundaries of death itself, and meet old gods and new heroes in this stunning new collection. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Out of This World

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 0252052919
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Out of This World PDF Format Full Free by Rachel S. Cordasco and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2021-12-28 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of speculative fiction in translation (SFT). Rachel Cordasco examines speculative fiction published in English translation since 1960, ranging from Soviet-era fiction to the Arabic-language dystopias that emerged following the Iraq War. Individual chapters on SFT from Korean, Czech, Finnish, and eleven other source languages feature an introduction by an expert in the language's speculative fiction tradition and its present-day output. Cordasco then breaks down each chapter by subgenre--including science fiction, fantasy, and horror--to guide readers toward the kinds of works that most interest them. Her discussion of available SFT stands alongside an analysis of how various subgenres emerged and developed in a given language. She also examines the reasons a given subgenre has been translated into English. An informative and one-of-a-kind guide, Out of This World offers readers and scholars alike a tour of speculative fiction's new globalized era.


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SPACE TO CREATE IN CHINESE SCIENCE FICTION.

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 13 : 132691216X
Pages : 182 pages
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Download SPACE TO CREATE IN CHINESE SCIENCE FICTION. PDF Format Full Free by Robert G. Price and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-04-25 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of Chinese science fiction will be of interest to students, SF fans, and even to those with a mere passing fancy of science fiction in the Middle Kingdom. The book is split into three main parts; firstly the development of Anglo-American and Chinese SF are compared - mainly for those who are new to the ""genre."" Next, the ""unspoken"" limiting guidelines for authors that no one can / will universally agree on are discussed. Also, historical case studies demonstrate why freedom to create is absolutely vital to the progressive developments of companies and even countries which also rings true for China's role in the 21st century. Finally, a sampling of 12 short stories by three major authors over the last forty years are examined for content that agrees with statements made about SF in China by experts in SF studies as well as authors themselves. All this helps even a novice in the subject to gain important insights into what it means to be an SF author in China.


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Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476677387
Pages : 299 pages
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Download Science Fiction and the Dismal Science PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-11-26 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusing on various connections between science fiction and economics, with some attention to related fields such as politics and government. Its seventeen contributors include five award-winning scholars, five science fiction writers, and a widely published economist. Three topics are covered: what noted science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Kim Stanley Robinson have had to say about our economic and political future; how the competitive and ever-changing publishing marketplace has affected the growth and development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to today; and how the scholars who examine science fiction have themselves been influenced by the economics of academia. Although the essays focus primarily on American science fiction, the traditions of Russian and Chinese science fiction are also examined. A comprehensive bibliography of works related to science fiction and economics will assist other readers and critics who are interested in this subject.


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Dis-Orienting Planets

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13 : 1496811534
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Dis-Orienting Planets PDF Format Full Free by Isiah Lavender and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With contributions by: Suparno Banerjee, Cait Coker, Jeshua Enriquez, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Malisa Kurtz, Stephanie Li, Bradford Lyau, Uppinder Mehan, Graham J. Murphy, Baryon Tensor Posadas, Amy J. Ransom, Robin Anne Reid, Haerin Shin, Stephen Hong Sohn, Takayuki Tatsumi, and Timothy J. Yamamura Isiah Lavender III's Dis-Orienting Planets amplifies critical issues surrounding the racial and ethnic dimensions of science fiction. This edited volume explores depictions of Asia and Asians in science fiction literature, film, and fandom with particular regard to China, Japan, India, and Korea. Dis-Orienting Planets highlights so-called yellow and brown peoples from the constellation of a historically white genre. The collection launches into political representations of Asian identity in science fiction's imagination, from fear of the Yellow Peril and its racist stereotypes to techno-Orientalism and the remains of a postcolonial heritage. Thus the essays, by contributors such as Takayuki Tatsumi, Veronica Hollinger, Uppinder Mehan, and Stephen Hong Sohn, reconfigure the very study of race in science fiction. A follow-up to Lavender's Black and Brown Planets, this new collection expands the racial politics governing the renewed visibility of Asia in science fiction. One of the few on this subject, the volume probes Gary Shteyngart's novel Super Sad True Love Story, the acclaimed film Cloud Atlas, and Guillermo del Toro's monster film Pacific Rim, among others. Dis-Orienting Planets embarks on a wide-ranging assessment of Asian representations in science fiction, upon the determination that our visions of the future must include all people of color.


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The Global White Snake

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 13 : 0472038605
Pages : 403 pages
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Download The Global White Snake PDF Format Full Free by Liang Luo and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021-08-09 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the history and adaptation of one of China's foundational texts


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A Century of Chinese Literature in Translation (1919–2019)

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000178471
Pages : 188 pages
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Download A Century of Chinese Literature in Translation (1919–2019) PDF Format Full Free by Leah Gerber and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-24 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book delves into the Chinese literary translation landscape over the last century, spanning critical historical periods such as the Cultural Revolution in the greater China region. Contributors from all around the world approach this theme from various angles, providing an overview of translation phenomena at key historical moments, identifying the trends of translation and publication, uncovering the translation history of important works, elucidating the relationship between translators and other agents, articulating the interaction between texts and readers and disclosing the nature of literary migration from Chinese into English. This volume aims at benefiting both academics of translation studies from a dominantly Anglophone culture and researchers in the greater China region. Chinese scholars of translation studies will not only be able to cite this as a reference book, but will be able to discover contrasts, confluence and communication between academics across the globe, which will stimulate, inspire and transform discussions in this field.


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Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1793647607
Pages : 301 pages
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Download Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing PDF Format Full Free by Xinmin Liu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-28 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embodied Memories, Embedded Healing foregrounds the East Asian cultural beliefs and practices that shape the environmental consciousness of the twenty-first century. In highlighting such influences, this anthology also foregrounds the closely related new and exciting directions in ecocriticism.


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The Making of Chinese-Sinophone Literatures as World Literature

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Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9888528726
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Making of Chinese-Sinophone Literatures as World Literature PDF Format Full Free by Kuei-fen Chiu and published by Hong Kong University Press. This book was released on 2021-12-21 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Making of Chinese-Sinophone Literatures as World Literature, Kuei-fen Chiu and Yingjin Zhang aim to bridge the distance between the scholarship of world literature and that of Chinese and Sinophone literary studies. This edited volume advances research on world literature by bringing in new developments in Chinese/Sinophone literatures and adds a much-needed new global perspective on Chinese literary studies beyond the traditional national literature paradigm and its recent critique by Sinophone studies. In addition to a critical mapping of the domains of world literature, Sinophone literature, and world literature in Chinese to delineate the nuanced differences of these three disciplines, the book addresses the issues of translation, genre, and the impact of media and technology on our understanding of “literature” and “literary prestige.” It also provides critical studies of the complicated ways in which Chinese and Sinophone literatures are translated, received, and reinvested across various genres and media, and thus circulate as world literature. The issues taken up by the contributors to this volume promise fruitful polemical interventions in the studies of world literature from the vantage point of Chinese and Sinophone literatures. “An outstanding volume full of insights, with chapters by leading scholars from an admirable range of perspectives, Chiu and Zhang’s The Making of Chinese-Sinophone Literatures as World Literature expertly integrates Chinese and Sinophone studies with world literature scholarship, opening numerous possibilities for future analyses of literature, media, and cultural history.” —Karen L. Thornber, Harvard University “This book is, at once, the best possible introduction to recent debates on world literature from the perspective of Chinese-Sinophone literatures, and a summa critica that thinks through their transcultural drives, global travels, varied worldings, and translational forces. The comparative perspectives gathered here accomplish the necessary and urgent task of reconfiguring both the idea of the world in world literature and the ways we study the inscriptions of Chinese-Sinophone literatures in the world.” —Mariano Siskind, Harvard University


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Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1000553426
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Ecocriticism and Chinese Literature PDF Format Full Free by Riccardo Moratto and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-11 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on ecocritical aspects throughout Chinese literature, particularly modern and contemporary Chinese literature, the contributors to this book examine the environmental and ecological dimensions of notions such as qing (情) and jing (境). Chinese modern and contemporary environmental writing offers a unique aesthetic perspective toward the natural world. Such a perspective is mainly ecological and allows human subjects to take a benign and nonutilitarian attitude toward nature. The contributors to this book demonstrate how Chinese literary ecology tends toward an ecological-systemic holism from which all human behaviors should be closely examined. They do so by examining a range of writers and genres, including Liu Cixin’s science fiction, Wu Ming-yi’s environmental fiction, and Zhang Chengzhi’s historical narratives. This book provides valuable insights for scholars and students looking to understand how Chinese literature conceptualizes the relationship between humanity and nature, as well as our role and position within the natural realm.


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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1538130068
Pages : 825 pages
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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 825 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.