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Ah Q and Other Survivors

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/9789622098244.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The True Story of Ah Q, unlike the other short stories in A Call to Arms, was written for serial publication. Its nine chapters appeared under another pen name, Ba Ren, in the literary supplement to ... More


Revolutionary Discourse and the Spirit: From Ah Q to Lei Feng

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the development of theories of the mind in revolutionary culture, focusing on Lu Xun's 1921 novella The True Story of Ah Q (A Q zhengzhuan). In this work, the fictional ... More


Happiness in Chinese Socialist Discourse: Ah Q and the “Visible Hand”

Gerda Wielander

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the appearance of happiness in public and political discourse in China in the wider context of socialist modernization underpinned by Chinese socialist views of the psyche. It ... More


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