Translingual Practice Literature, National Culture, and Modernity - China, 1900-1937

ISBN-10: 0804725357

ISBN-13: 9780804725354

Edition: 1996

Authors: Lydia H. Liu

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This study combines literary theory, Chines history, comparative literature and cultural studies to analyse the historical interactions between China, Japan and the West in terms of 'translingual practice'.
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Lydia H. Liu is Helmut F. Stern Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.

Introduction: The Problem of Language in Cross-Cultural Studies
Translating National Character: Lu Xun and Arthur Smith
The Discourse of Individualism
Homo Economicus and the Question of Novelistic Realism
Narratives of Desire: Negotiating the Real and the Fantastic
The Deixis of Writing in the First Person
Literary Criticism as a Discourse of Legitimation
The Making of the Compendium of Modern Chinese Literature
Rethinking Culture and National Essence
A. Neologisms Derived from Missionary-Chinese Texts and Their Routes of Diffusion
B. Sino-Japanese-European Loanwords in Modern Chinese
C. Sino-Japanese Loanwords in Modern Chinese
D. Return Graphic Loans: Kanji Terms Derived from Classical Chinese
E. A Sampling of Suffixed and Prefixed Compounds from Modern Japanese
F. Transliterations from English, French, and German
G. Transliterations from Russian
Selected Bibliography
Character List
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