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British Modernism and Chinoiserie

Anne Witchard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748690954
eISBN:
9781474422185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This volume examines the ways in which an intellectual vogue for a mythic China was a constituent element of British Modernism. Traditionally defined as a decorative style that conjured a fanciful ... More


A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

A Taste for China offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of ... More


Introduction Writing China into the English Self

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Provides an overview of the book’s argument and defines key terms—including China, chinoiserie, orientalism, and prehistory—in the context of a literary critical framework.


The Cosmopolitan Nation, “Where Order in Variety We See”

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

English literature of the early eighteenth century revised notions of identity based on inherited property and status, emphasizing instead a new kind of Englishness based on participation in global ... More


The Chinese Touchstone of the Imagination

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Chinoiserie objects including furniture, porcelain, and tea appear in English writing from the Restoration through the early eighteenth century; over this period, they are recategorized from exotic ... More


“Nature to Advantage Drest”The Poetry of Subjectivity

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

The dressing-room poems of Pope and Swift put English women and Chinese things in mutually defining relationships to one another, introducing a model of subjectivity founded on the accumulation of ... More


Disenchanting ChinaOrientalism and the English Novel

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the late eighteenth century, the “realistic novel” claims to represent English life more accurately than other forms of fiction. It makes this claim by systematically disavowing the enthrallment ... More


“Justice for My Son”: Staging Reparative Justice in Ping Chong’s Chinoiserie

Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson

in A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738399
eISBN:
9780814745250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738399.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the account of Danny Chen, a Chinese American soldier who decided to commit suicide after being subjected by his fellow soldiers to demeaning and physically painful acts. Chen's ... More


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