Modern Chinese Literary Thought Writings on Literature, 1893-1945

ISBN-10: 0804725594

ISBN-13: 9780804725590

Edition: 1996

Authors: Kirk A. Denton

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This volume presents a broad range of writings on modern Chinese literature. The collection reflects both the mainstream Marxist interpretation of the literary values of modern China and the marginalised views proscribed by the leftist canon.
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 572
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Joshua S. Mostow is professor of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is a contributor to Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese Literature(Columbia, 2000).Kirk A. Denton, Bruce Fulton, and Sharalyn Orbaugh are associate editors of The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature.

General Introduction
Preface to Poems from the Hut in the Human World
Foreword to the Publication of Political Novels in Translation
On the Relationship Between Fiction and the Government of the People
Preface to Oliver Twist
Preface to Part One of David Copperfield
Miscellaneous Notes on Literature (excerpts)
Incidental Remarks on Literature
On the Power of Mara Poetry
Some Modest Proposals for the Reform of Literature
On Literary Revolution
Humane Literature
On the Literary Arts (excerpts)
Art and Life
Replacing Religion with Aesthetic Education
Literature and Life
On Photography
Preface to The Sorrows of Young Werther
Fusing with Nature
A Critique of the New Culturists
Women and Literature
On "Literary Criticism"
My Opinions on Creativity
Preface to Call to Arms
Remarks on the Publication of Saturday
Congratulations to Happy Magazine
The Mission of the New Literature
Class Struggle in Literature
From a Literary Revolution to a Revolutionary Literature
The Bygone Age of Ah Q
On Reading Ni Huanzhi
Literature and Revolution
Dai Wangshu's Poetic Theory
Form in Poetry
The Divergence of Art and Politics
Thoughts on Realism
Realism: A "Correction"
Do Not Encroach Upon Literary Art
Regarding the Literary News and Hu Qiuyuan's Literary Arguments
Freedom for Literature but Not the Writer
On the "Third Category"
Preface to Public Cemetery
A Record of My Own Inspiration
Literature and Life
On National Defense Literature
What Do the Broad Masses Demand of Literature?
The Question of Popular Literature and Art
Excerpts from Mao Zedong
Literature and Art for the Masses and the Use of Traditional Forms
My Writing
On Writers
Universal or Restricted?
We Need the Zawen Essay
Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art
Realism Today
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