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Title Modern Tibetan literature and social change / edited by Lauran R. Hartley and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani ; foreword by Matthew T. Kapstein
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 382 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Heterodox views and the new Orthodox poems / Lauran R. Hartley -- Roar of the snow lion / Yangdon Dhondup -- Development of modern Tibetan literature in the People's Republic of China in the 1980s / Tsering Shakya -- Döndrup Gyel and the remaking of the Tibetan Ramayana / Nancy G. Lin -- Heartbreak of a new generation / Pema Bhum -- Heartbreak of a new generation revisited / Pema Bhum -- Oracles and demons in Tibetan literature today / Franc̨oise Robin -- One nation, two discourses / Lara Maconi -- Condor flies over Tibet / Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani -- In quest(ion) of an "I" / Howard Y.F. Choy -- Development and urban space in contemporary Tibetan literature / Riika J. Virtanen -- Modern Tibetan literature and the rise of writer coteries / Sangye Gyatso -- Tibetan literature in the diaspora / Hortsang Jigme -- Placing Tibetan fiction in a world of literary studies / Steven J. Venturino
Summary Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change is the first systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature, which has burgeoned only in the last thirty years. This comprehensive collection brings together fourteen pioneering scholars in the nascent field of Tibetan literary studies, including authors who are active in the Tibetan literary world itself. These scholars examine the literary output of Tibetan authors writing in Tibetan, Chinese, and English, both in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora. The contributors explore the circumstances that led to the development of modern Tibetan literature, its continuities and breaks with classical Tibetan literary forms, and the ways that writers use forms such as magical realism, satire, and humor to negotiate literary freedom within the PRC. They provide crucial information about Tibetan writers' lives in China and abroad, the social and political contexts in which they write, and the literary-critical merits of their oeuvres. Along with deep social, cultural, and political analysis, this wealth of information clarifies the complex circumstances under which Tibetan writers negotiate the realities they face in the PRC and in the diaspora. The contributors consider not only poetry, short stories, and novels but also other forms of cultural production-such as literary magazines, films, and Web sites-that provide a public forum in the Tibetan areas of the PRC, where censorship and restrictions on public gatherings remain the norm. Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change includes a previously unavailable list of modern Tibetan works translated into Western languages and a comprehensive English-language index of names, subjects, and terms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-368) and index
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Subject Tibetan literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hartley, Lauran R., 1964-
Schiaffini-Vedani, Patricia, 1967-
ISBN 0822381435 (electronic bk.)
9780822381433 (electronic bk.)