Xiaojue Wang’s “Modernity with a Cold War Face” examines the competing, converging, and conflicting modes of envisioning a modern nation in mid-twentieth century Chinese literature.
This is a study of visuality in early modern and modern China. Its focus, however, is not so much on imagery per se but rather on how vision itself has been conceived, imagined, and deployed in a variety of discursive contexts. The goal of this volume is to use a focus on tropes of visuality and gender to reflect on shifting understandings of the significance of Chineseness, modernity, and Chinese modernity.
This study adopts a double approach to the poetry composed between the end of the first century B.C.E. and the third century C.E; it first considers the period synchronically, then discusses how scholars shaped and created the standard account of classical poetry from this material.
By examining how narrative strategies reinforce or contest deterministic paradigms, this work describes modern Chinese fiction’s unique contribution to ethical and literary debates over the possibility for meaningful moral action.
This volume addresses cultural and literary transformation in the late Ming (1550–1644) and late Qing (1851–1911) eras.