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LuXun’s ‘Life without Love’: 1881–1925

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Lu Xun, first named Zhou Zhangshou, was the eldest of three brothers to survive childhood. The Zhou family was from Shaoxing, Chekiang. Although not as prosperous as the Xu family in Canton, they ... More


The Making of Letters between Two

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The decision by Lu Xun and Xu Guangping to publish their correspondence was made in 1932, when the vogue for published love-letters by literary couples was at its height. An unacknowledged reason ... More


Introduction

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The correspondence between Lu Xun (1881–1936), modern China's greatest writer, and Xu Guangping (1897–1968), his former student and his partner from 1927 to the end of his life, gives a unique ... More


Delivering Lu Xun to the Empire: The Afterlife of Lu Xun in the Works of Takeuchi Yoshimi, Dazai Osamu, and Inoue Hisashi

Angela Yiu

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

No other twentieth-century Chinese writer has enjoyed a more legendary afterlife in Japan than Lu Xun. Takeuchi Yoshimi’s (1910–1977) Rojin (Lu Xun, 1944), Dazai Osamu’s (1909–1948) Sekibetsu ... More


Friends and Enemies

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's relationships with other people, including former and current students and colleagues. Lu Xun’s circle, apart from family, consisted of former ... More


The Allure of the White Birch School to May Fourth Writers

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the impact of Japan's White Birch School (Shirakabaha) on the contemporary Chinese literary world. The White Birch School was one of the best organized and ideologically ... More


Literary Politics and Cultural Heritage: Modern Literature Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on China's literature museums. China has more museums devoted to literature or to particular writers than any other country in the world. That the number of such museums is ... More


Invitation to a Beheading

David Der-wei Wang

in The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231405
eISBN:
9780520937246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231405.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter deals with the theme of beheading in twentieth-century Chinese literature, focusing on the writings on decapitation by Youhuan Yusheng, Lu Xun, and Shen Congwen. It deals with ... More


Mockery 駡人的藝術‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s cultural and political future was contested through not just rational debate but also mud-slinging battles and arguments shrill with sarcasm and derision. Cursing was an ancient form of ... More


Return to the Brush: The Polarization of the Chinese and Japanese Literary Communities in the 1930s

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter classifies the choices that each of the writers made in the face of the tensions in the late thirties that led to outright war. The paths that writers trod in the late 1930s, ranging ... More


Family Matters

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's family relationships. Xu Guangping was the less inhibited of the two in family matters, referring to both her own family members and his in her 1925 ... More


The Illegitimate Preface

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter illustrates how Lu Xun's ambivalent relationship to the literati tradition was fraught with anxiety: an “anxiety of influence,” a sense of his inability to live up to a daunting lineage; ... More


Death by Applause: Eulogizing Women

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses Lu Xun's criticism of the “Nora phenomenon” and the images of “new women” circulating in popular culture. In his view, such images, like the traditional ideals of femininity, ... More


Disenchanted Fables

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies Lu Xun's affinity for the so-called “literatures of enchantment”—fables, myths, and supernatural tales. While initially invoking the magical and otherworldly, his revisions of ... More


Lu Xun, Cultural Internationalism, Leftist Periodicals and Literary Translation in the 1930s

Shuang Shen

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses only on the translation projects related to the political history of internationalism, because, through practices such as collaboration and reprinting, the anglophone ... More


Lu Xun: The True Story

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Lu Xun was born as Zhou Zhangshou, in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, in the eastern part of China, just below Shanghai, in 1881. In the preface to A Call to Arms (1923), the text in which he presents ... More


The Hub: Uchiyama Kanzō's Shanghai Bookstore and Its Role in Sino-Japanese Literary Relations

Christopher T. Keaveney

in Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the key figure in literary exchange during the interwar period, Uchiyama Kanzō (1885–1959), and describes how his bookstore served as the unofficial hub for interactions ... More


Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Jeremy Tambling

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fiction of Lu Xun (1881–1936) deals with China moving beyond the 1911 Revolution. He asks about the possibility of survival, and what that means, even considering the possibility that madness ... More


The Limits of Subjectivity: Death, Trauma, and the Refusal to Mourn

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores Lu Xun's fascination with death and his “refusal to mourn” through a critical reading of some of his autobiographical essays. His preface to Call to Arms (1922) can be seen as ... More


(Un)Faithful Biographers

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Lu Xun's biographical writings emulated the mission of the Grand Historian, Sima Qian, to create a literary universe in which the words and actions of the marginalized and ... More


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