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Title Hallucinatory realism in Chinese literature : essays on Mo Yan and his novels in China / Lin Jiang, editor
Published Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 233 pages)
Contents Chapter 1. Mo Yan and the Chinese Spirit -- Chapter 2. Originality and Transcendence: What Mo Yan Has Enlightened Us -- Chapter 3. Hallucination, Localisation and Folk Narrative Tradition: Mo Yan and Literary Criticism -- Chapter 4. Folkness and Literature: The Chinese Experience in Mo Yan's Narratives -- Chapter 5. Mnemonics: Intergenerational Metaphor, Ideological Fantasy, and Memory Field: A Reading of Mo Yan's The Transparent Carrot -- Chapter 6. Childhood Narrative: The Richness of Meaning in Reinterpretation of Mo Yan's The Transparent Carrot -- Chapter 7. Samsara, Violence and Satire: A Discussion of the Absurd Narration in Mo Yan's Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out -- Chapter 8. The Carnivalesque Narrative of the Devil Dance: Mo Yan's Narrative Characteristics in Red Sorghum Clan -- Chapter 9. The History of the Image: A Discussion of Gains and Losses in Mo Yan's Red Sorghum Clan -- Chapter 10. Is Big Breasts and Wide Hips an 'Almost Reactionary Work'? Comments on the Conceptions and Methods of Mr. He Guorui's Literary Criticism -- Chapter 11. The Fact and Fable in The Republic of Wine: About Mo Yan's Narrative Strategies -- Chapter 12. Elegy of History and the Swan Song of Life: A Discussion of Mo Yan's New Novel Sandalwood Death -- Chapter 13. 'Biopolitics' and Historical Writing: A Discussion of Mo Yan's Frog -- Chapter 14. Mo Yan and William Faulkner: Construction and Interpretation of Folk Mythology.
Summary This edited collection of 14 essays presents the most enlightening research findings on Mo Yan and his novels. The authors of the contributions are renowned Chinese scholars and critics from Mainland China, Chinese Hong Kong, and Taiwan like Li Jingze, vice president of Chinese Writers Association, Guo Jie, doctoral supervisor and vice president of South China Normal University, Cheng Guangwei, professor and doctoral supervisor of Renmin University of China, etc. In the book, a large range of topics have been discussed and explored, such as Mo Yan and the Chinese spirit, the revelation of Mo Yan, hallucination and localization, and folkness in The Transparent Carrot, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out, Red Sorghum Clan, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, The Republic of Wine, Sandalwood Death, and Frog. This collection provides English readers and researchers the opportunity to learn what Chinese scholars and critics have argued about Mo Yan's styles and themes, as well as his relationship to the long canon of Chinese literature. Such a collection with fluid and yet accurate translations, the first of its kind in English, brings to the Western world the Chinese sensibility and critical analysis of this living Chinese Nobel laureate and his novels. Lin Jiang, Ph.D. in Translation from Nanjing University, is currently a professor and master's supervisor at Sichuan International Studies University. In addition, he serves as the vice president of Zhejiang Translators Association, an expert member of Translators Association of China, the executive vice president of International Association for Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences Research, and the editor in chief of Asia-Pacific Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. His academic interest lies in translation theory and practice. He has conducted a number of high-level research projects, published over 20 books and more than 60 academic articles, and edited four book series. As a translator, he has published so far a number of translated articles and works with a total of more than 2.6 million words
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 15, 2023)
SUBJECT Mo, Yan, 1955- -- Criticism and interpretation
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Lin, Jiang (Translator), editor.
ISBN 9789819906666