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Farce 滑稽魂‎

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/9780520283848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

While many of China’s leading cultural critics were cutting each other down to size in the late 1920s and early 1930s, popular writers of a more entrepreneurial bent, particularly in Shanghai, were ... More


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

Bonnie S. McDougall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book opens up three new topics in modern Chinese literary history: the intimate lives of modern China's most famous literary couple, Lu Xun and Xu Guangping, real and imagined love-letters in ... More


Boundaries of the Real in Xu Xu’s Fiction

Christopher Rosenmeier

in On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748696369
eISBN:
9781474434805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Xu Xu’s fiction from the 1930s and 40s, providing analyses of his main short stories and novels from this period, demonstrating how Xu’s work transitioned from modernist ... More


The Public and Personal Faces of the Church: Xu Zongze’s Sui si sui bi and the Shengjiao zazhi (Revue Catholique)

Chloë Starr

in Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For the greater part of his adult life, the polymath Roman Catholic theologian Xu Zongze (P. Joseph Zi, S.J., 1886–1947) edited the premier Catholic journal Shengjiao zazhi, or Revue Catholique, from ... More


Living Together: January 1927-June 1929

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/9780199256792.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

It could be said that Lu Xun and Xu Guangping began to live together at around the latter part of January 1927. The chief difference between this batch of letters and their earlier exchanges is the ... More


Laying the Foundations

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter examines in the first part the success of Ricci in Beijing and those of other Jesuit missions in China. Through Ricci's Chinese writings and prestigious western books, such as the ... More


Xu Guangping ‘in the Front Row’: 1898–1925

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/9780199256792.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a brief background about Xu Guangping's family and her role in the school. It also presents her first letter to Lu Xun, written in March 1925. Xu Guangping's family came from ... 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


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


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


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


From the Natural to the Instrumental: Chinese Theories of the Sounding Voice before the Modern Era

Judith T. Zeitlin

in The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656397
eISBN:
9780226656427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656427.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines how the human voice was theorized in Chinese thought before the modern era, in a system where voice was not overladen with figurative meanings like those suggested by ... More


From Xu Xi to the Chief Executive: Hong Kong in the Dock

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses one of Xu Xi's most critically acute recent essays, “A Short History of Our Shores,” and Herman Yau's controversial 1999 film essay Danghau Tung Chee-hwa Fatlok and argues that ... More


Military Celebrity in China: The Evolution of ‘Heroic and Model Servicemen’*

Louise Edwards

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses military celebrity, focusing on the social and political significance of the military figures that have been propelled to public prominence. It presents narratives surrounding ... More


China–India Myths in Xu Dishan’s ‘Goddess of Supreme Essence’

Gal Gvili

in Beyond Pan-Asianism: Connecting China and India, 1840s-1960s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129118
eISBN:
9780190992132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129118.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics, Asian Politics

This chapter analyses the scholarship of prominent May Fourth writer Xu Dishan as gateway for understanding his fiction. A close examination of his engagement with Indian religions and mythology in ... More


Rise of the Apprentices

Justin M. Jacobs

in The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter narrates the history of Langdon Warner’s second Fogg Museum expedition to Dunhuang in 1925, when Westernized Chinese scholars such as William Hung (Hong Ye) and Yuan Fuli managed to ... More


The Church of the East and the First Catholic Missions (635–1840)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter opens with a broad survey of Christianity’s initial appearance in West Asia and the several papal-sponsored sending missions of a handful of friars that followed. It then moves to a more ... More


Outlook: Zweig on the Chinese Screen and Stage

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

in China's Stefan Zweig: The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Reception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824872083
eISBN:
9780824876852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872083.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In March 2005, a film adaptation of Zweig’s Letter from an Unknown Woman by the accomplished actress and director Xu Jinglei was released in China. In fall 2013 the same novella by Zweig was adapted ... More


Beyond Romance: “Youth Drama,” Social Change, and the Postrevolution Search for Idealism

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Chinese youth drama, a subgenre on television that offers yet another interesting example of mainstream culture’s representations of social contradictions and ideological ... More


Postscript: Between and —The art of Xu Bing

Peter D. McDonald

in Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The postscript recapitulates some of the main themes of the book via the work of the contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. On the one hand, it argues that Book from the Sky (1988), which reflects Xu ... More


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