The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

Writings From the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

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Award-winning literary scholar and poet Yunte Huang here gathers together an intimate and authoritative selection of significant works, in outstanding translations, from nearly fifty Chinese writers, that together express a search for the soul of modern China. From the 1912 overthrow of a millennia-long monarchy to the Cultural Revolution, to China’s rise as a global military and economic superpower, the Chinese literary imagination has encompassed an astonishing array of moods and styles—from sublime lyricism to witty surrealism, poignant documentary to the ironic, the transgressive, and the defiant.Huang provides the requisite context for these revelatory works of fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and speeches in helpful headnotes, chronologies, and brief introductions to the Republican, Revolutionary, and Post-Mao Eras. From Lu Xun’s Call to Arms (1923) to Gao Xinjiang’s Nobel Prize–winning Soul Mountain (1990), this remarkable anthology features writers both known and unknown in its celebration of the versatility of writing. From belles lettres to literary propaganda, from poetic revolution to pulp fiction, The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature is an eye-opening, mesmerizing, and indispensable portrait of China in the tumultuous twentieth century.
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.

Baker & Taylor
An intimate and authoritative selection of significant works of modern-era Chinese literature reflects key historical events and the writing styles of dozens of forefront authors, from Lu Xun's 1923 Call to Arms to Gao Xinjiang's Nobel Prize-winning Soul Mountain.

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This anthology of Chinese literature gathers entire pieces and excerpts by about 50 Chinese writers during the period from 1911 to the present, revealing how the Chinese soul endured through the political and economic hardships of the 20th century. Pieces selected include essays, speeches, and letters, as well as poetry and fiction, including both pulp fiction and literary fiction. Writers represented include Gao Xingjian, Mao Zedong, Bei Dao, and Cui Jian. Each selection begins with brief notes on the author. Readings are grouped according to three eras: the Republican era 1911-49, the Revolutionary era 1949-76, and the post-Mao era 1976-present. Each section begins with brief chronology of the period and contains a short intro to the era, giving political, social, and literary context. The book’s introduction gives a brief, readable overview of Chinese history and the place of literature in it. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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A selection of significant works of modern-era Chinese literature reflects key historical events and the writing styles of dozens of authors, from Lu Xun's 1923 "Call to Arms" to Gao Xinjiang's Nobel Prize-winning "Soul Mountain."

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2016
ISBN: 9780393239485
Branch Call Number: 895.108 BIG
Characteristics: xvii, 606 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Huang, Yunte

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