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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


Modern Chinese Letters and Epistolary Fiction

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/9780199256792.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The appearance of modern love-letters in China dates back to 1915, with the publication of a manual claiming to offer advice and models for courtship by letters composed in classical Chinese. The ... More


The Invention of Humor 幽默年‎

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/9780520283848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1930s—possibly for the first time in Chinese history—humor itself became an object of reverence. Youmo (humor), a transliteration coined by the popular writer Lin Yutang, came to stand for a ... 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


Greener Pastures: The New Village Ideal and May Fourth Intellectuals

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/9789622099289.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the impact of the New Village experiment on May Fourth intellectuals and gauges the level of interest in the Village among writers and revolutionaries, conjecturing on the ... More


Epilogue: Dream of a Dream

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/9789622099289.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The period treated in this study was the age of Taishō Democracy and post-May Fourth idealism; it was an age in which anything seemed possible. In 1919 none of the writers treated in this study, ... More


The “Ellis Effect”: Translating Sexual Science in Republican China, 1911–1949

Rachel Hui-Chi Hsu

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the tension between claims to universal translatability and practices of unruly or subversive appropriations by focusing on the changing character of a series of translations of ... More


Poetic Interiorities: From Civilization to Nation

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter lays the groundwork for understanding the Chinese modern imagination of the poetic voice. It does so by examining how a shift in the myth of linguistic authority, engineered by ... More


The Legacy of Leisure and Modern Chinese Culture

Charles A. Laughlin

in The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831257
eISBN:
9780824869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831257.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the living presence of the late imperial legacy of leisure in the imagination of twentieth-century writers, especially in its illumination of the process by which various ... More


Wandering: The Threads of Conversation Group

Charles A. Laughlin

in The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831257
eISBN:
9780824869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831257.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the interlocking layers of literal, textual, and emotional wandering in the essays of writers belonging to the Threads of Conversation group. It looks at the salon of Zhou ... More


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