A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature (Blackwell by Yingjin Zhang

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Part IV: Issues and Debates Given a great variety of issues and debates related to modern Chinese literature, Part IV only selects a few of them for scrutiny. One large issue is the classification of realism, romanticism, and modernism. Constructed respectively as liupai (school), sichao (trend), and meixue (aesthetics), realism has long been canonized as the main­ stream in modern Chinese literature; modernism, on the contrary, was overlooked in literary scholarship until the 1980s (Fitzerald 2013).

Chan 2010; McDougall 2011; St. André and Peng 2012; Tam and Chan 2012; L. Wong 2013; H.  Peng and Dilley 2014); second, reception of literature, including audience studies, both domestic (Link 2000; S. Kong 2005; K. Hang 2013; Y. Zheng 2013) and overseas (Mair 2001: 1079‐104; L. Chan 2003; McDougall 2003; Lovell 2006). 9 This sampling of English books does not include titles in comparative literature that compare a Chinese writer with one or more Western writers in relation to specific genres and issues.

New York: Columbia University Press. Chen, Xiaoming. 2008. From the May Fourth Movement to the Communist Revolution: Guo Moruo and the Chinese Path to Communism. Albany: State University of New York Press. Chen, Yu‐Shih. 1986. Realism and Allegory in the Early Fiction of Mao Tun. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Cheng, Eileen. 2013. Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun’s Refusal to Mourn. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. Cheung, Dominic. 1979. Feng Chih. Boston: Twayne. Chiang, Howard, and Ari Larissa Heinrich.

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