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Projections of Historical Repetition

Jeffrey C. Kinkley

in Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167680
eISBN:
9780231532297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167680.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines six monumental and influential novels that depict life as cyclical and dystopian at the “micro” plot level, which is embedded in disastrous wars, revolutions, and failed ... More


Conclusion: The End of History, Dystopia, and “New” Historical Novels?

Jeffrey C. Kinkley

in Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167680
eISBN:
9780231532297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167680.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter explains why Chinese new historical novels can be considered as postmodern. The serious dystopian outlook is itself a major factor linking these novels to modernism. The ... More


The phantom of the clock: Laughter and the time of life in the writings of Qian Zhongshu and his contemporaries

Diran John Sohigian

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the impact of Henri Bergson's writings on the comic and the nature of time on two of China's greatest writers of the early twentieth century, Lao She and Qian Zhongshu. The work ... More


A Dream of Red Mansions

C. T. Hsia

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses A Dream of Red Mansions (Honglou meng) by Cao Xüeqin (1715–1763). The novel is about the aristocratic Jia clan, which has enjoyed imperial favor for generations. As an ... More


Journey to the West

C. T. Hsia

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the comic fantasy, Journey to the West (Xi yu ji) by Wu Cheng-en (c.1506–1582). The novel is crowded with characters and episodes; it features pilgrims who are objects of ... More


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