Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change

ISBN-10: 0822342774
ISBN-13: 9780822342779
Edition: 2008
List price: $26.95
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Description: A systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature, this collection brings together scholars and authors active in the Tibetan literary world. The essays explore the literary output of authors writing in Tibetan, Chinese and English,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

A systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature, this collection brings together scholars and authors active in the Tibetan literary world. The essays explore the literary output of authors writing in Tibetan, Chinese and English, both in Tibet and from the Tibetan diaspora.

Foreword
Note on Transliteration
Introduction
Engaging Traditions
Heterodox Views and the New Orthodox Poems: Tibetan Writers in the Early and Mid-Twentieth Century
Roar of the Snow Lion: Tibetan Poetry in Chinese
The Development of Modern Tibetan Literature in the People's Republic of China in the 1980s
Dondrup Gyel and the Remaking of the Tibetan Ramayana
"Heartbeat of a New Generation": A Discussion of the New Poetry
"Heartbeat of a New Generation" Revisited
"Oracles and Demons" in Tibetan Literature Today: Representations of Religion in Tibetan-Medium Fiction
Negotiating Modernities
One Nation, Two Discourses: Tibetan New Era Literature and the Language Debate
The "Condor" Flies over Tibet: Zhaxi Dawa and the Significance of Tibetan Magical Realism
In Quest(ion) of an "I": Identity and Idiocy in Alai's Red Poppies
Development and Urban Space in Contemporary Tibetan Literature
Modern Tibetan Literature and the Rise of Writer Coteries
Tibetan Literature in the Diaspora
Placing Tibetan Fiction in a World of Literary Studies: Jamyang Norbu's The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
Glossary of Tibetan Spellings
Glossary of Chinese Terms
Contemporary Tibetan Literary Works in Translation
Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index

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