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Author Liu, Xinmin, 1952- author

Title Signposts of self-realization : evolution, ethics, and sociality in modern chinese literature and film / by Xinmin Liu
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 340 pages) : illustrations
Series Ideas, History, and Modern China ; 8
Ideas, history, and modern China.
Contents Acknowledgments; Part One An Introduction to Self-Realization in Modern China; Chapter 1 Sociality in Early Modern China: An Ontological Approach; Chapter2 Historicizing Social Development and Self-Realization; Part Two Ethical Imperative and Social Progress; Chapter3 Fountainheads of Change: Yan Fu's Tussle with Evolution; Chapter4 Empathetic Vision in Yu Dafu's Fiction; Chapter5 An Exile of Self-Disinheritance: Revisiting Qu Qiubai; Chapter6 Non-Epiphany in Ye Shaojun's Lyrical Vision; Part Three Post-Revolutionary Self-Remaking and Global Development
Chapter7 How Steel Is Tempered: The Making of a Revolutionary HeroChapter8 Retributive Memories: Self-Realization in the Post-Mao Era; Chapter9 Zhang Chengzhi's Reinvention of Ethnic Identity; Glossary; Works Cited; Index
Summary In Signposts of Self-Realization, Xinmin Liu offers an ontological study of development of the individual via issues such as ethical progress and social evolution in the context of modern Chinese literature and film
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-328) and index
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Subject Chinese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chinese literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Ethics in literature.
Ethics in motion pictures.
Self (Philosophy) in literature.
Self-perception in motion pictures.
Self-realization in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306493722 (ebk)
900426535X (electronic bk.)
9781306493727 (ebk)
9789004265356 (electronic bk.)