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Author Hockx, Michel.

Title Reading East Asian Writing : the Limits of Literary Theory
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents Cover; Reading East Asian Writing; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1 Fateful Attachments: On Collecting, Fidelity, and Lao She; 2 Canon Formation in Japan: Genre, Gender, Popular Culture, and Nationalism; 3 Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté: The Surprises of Applied Structuralism; 4 Kristevan (Mis)understandings: Writing in the Feminine; 5 The Heian Literary System: A Tentative Model; 6 Did the Master Instruct his Followers to Attack Heretics? A Note on Readings of Lunyu 2.1
7 The Power of Words: Forging Fujiwara no Teika's Poetic Theory. A Philological Approach to Japanese Poetics8 What the Messenger of Souls Has to Say: New Historicism and the Poetics of Chinese Culture; 9 Places of Mediation: Poets and Salons in Medieval Japan; 10 Theory as Practice: Modern Chinese Literature and Bourdieu; 11 Making Space: Kunikida Doppo and the 'Native Place' Ideal in Meiji Literature; 12 Re/reading' Modern Japanese Literature' as a Critical Project: The Case of Dazai Osamu's Autobiographical Novel Tsugaru
Summary This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership and their interpretation. Often confined to discussion of a specific country or area, these theories have been criticised for their Western bias. This collection breaks through these barriers, providing an opportunity for scholars of two closely
Notes 13 Digital Wen: On the Digitization of Letter- and Character-based Systems of InscriptionIndex
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Form Electronic book
Author Smits, Ivo, 1965-
ISBN 1136134026