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Author Liu, Jianmei, 1967- author.

Title Zhuangzi and modern Chinese literature / Jianmei Liu
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I; 1. Guo Moruo: Radically Changing Attitudes Toward Zhuangzi; 2. Hu Shi: Biological Evolutionism and Zhuangzi; 3. Lu Xun: The Persistent Rejection of Zhuangzi; 4. Zhou Zuoren: The Unconscious and Troubled Semi-Zhuangzi; 5. Lin Yutang: Zhuangzi Travels to the West; 6. Fei Ming: From Artistic Transcendence to Political Kitsch; Part II; 7. The Unlucky Fate of Zhuangzi; 8. The Resurrection of Zhuangzi in the 1980s; 9. Yan Lianke's Vacillation: To Be or Not to Be Zhuangzi?; 10. Gao Xingjian: The Triumph of the Modern Zhuangzi; Notes
Summary This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. The book highlights two central philosophical themes of Zhuangzi: the absolute spiritual freedom and the rejection of absolute and fixed views on right and wrong. It argues that the twentieth-century reinterpretation and appropriation of these two important philosophical themes best testify to the dilemma and inner struggle of modern Chinese intellectuals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed on September 8, 2015)
Subject Zhuangzi -- Influence
SUBJECT Zhuangzi fast
Subject Chinese literature -- Philosophy
Taoist philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Chinese literature -- Philosophy
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Taoist philosophy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190238162