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Revival: Missionary Reform in Alice Hobart’s Yang and Yin and Missionary Rebuke in Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies two notable missionary novels, Alice Tisdale Hobart's 1936 Yang and Yin and Claude McKay's Banana Bottom. The first novel is considered to be the best fictional account of an ... More


“A History with Feeling”

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the genesis of modern Chinese lyrical poetics from the turn of the last century to the first decade of the New China. It first considers Shen Congwen's letter to his wife, Zhang ... More


The Riddle of the Sphinx: Lin Fengmian and the Polemics of Realism in Modern Chinese Painting

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on two key figures in modern Chinese painting: Lin Fengmian and Xu Beihong. In particular, it explores how Lin modernized Chinese painting through “lyricization,” as opposed to ... More


A Spring That Brought Eternal Regret: Fei Mu, Mei Lanfang, and the Poetics of Screening China

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the mutual illumination between Chinese opera and cinema on the eve of the Chinese Communist Revolution by focusing on two films made by the “poet-director” Fei Mu in 1948, ... More


Coda: Toward a Critical Lyricism

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book has examined the dynamics of lyrical manifestations in mid-twentieth-century China, highlighting a group of intellectuals, literati, and artists who each took an extraordinary path in ... More


Introduction: Inventing the “Lyrical Tradition”

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction argues that we need to develop a discourse that can truly speak to the complex trajectories of modern Chinese affections and sensibilities vis-à-vis a tumultuous time. It suggests ... More


‘Like Rain falling on Sand or Hair Dip’d in Water’: Metaphor and the Chinese Art of Feeling

Joe Moshenska

in Feeling Pleasures: The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712947
eISBN:
9780191781377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712947.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the early reception of Chinese medicine, especially pulse-taking techniques, in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century England. The ways in which touch had formerly been ... More


Summary Chapter: The Benefits of Speaking onto the Page and Reading Aloud

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the benefits of speaking onto the page and reading aloud to three particular groups: newcomers to literacy; fairly competent writers who speak mainstream English; and those who ... More


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