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Title A garden of one's own : a collection of modern Chinese essays, 1919-1949 / edited and translated by Tam King-fai
Published Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 279 pages)
Contents Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Essays; 1. Lu Xun; 2. Xia Mianzun; 3. Zhou Zuoren; 4. Xu Dishan; 5. Ye Shengtao; 6. Lin Yutang; 7. Zhang Henshui; 8. Mao Dun; 9. Xu Zhimo; 10. Yu Dafu; 11. Su Xuelin; 12. Feng Zikai; 13. Lu Yin; 14. Zheng Zhenduo; 15. Zhu Ziqing; 16. Lao She; 17. Bing Xin; 18. Yu Pingbo; 19. Fang Lingru; 20. Liang Shiqiu; 21. Zhu Xiang; 22. Ba Jin; 23. Ye Lingfeng; 24. Li Guangtian; 25. Liang Yuchun; 26. Wu Boxiao; 27. Lu Li; 28. Qian Zhongshu; 29. He Qifang; 30. Su Qing; 31. Zhang Ailing; Works Cited
Summary Fifty essays by thirty Chinese writers bring to vivid life a period in which modernization and republicanism coexisted within classical Chinese culture. Unlike the more thematically social and political fiction of the May Fourth movement, these xiaopin wen, or modern essays, address their readers with a unique intimacy, adopting a highly "personal" voice that is quietly meditative, lyrical, discreet, and full of wit and melancholy. Tam King-fai supplies critical literary and historical background on the relationship between xiaopin wen and the May Fourth movement, and with and commentary he explicates the form's lyric aestheticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279)
Notes Translated from the Chinese
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Subject Chinese essays -- Translations into English.
Chinese essays -- 20th century.
Politics in literature.
Republicanism in literature.
China -- History -- May Fourth movement, 1919.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Tam, King-fai, editor, translator
ISBN 9629969769 (electronic bk.)
9789629969769 (electronic bk.)