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The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature has long been a definitive resource for Chinese literature in translation, offering a complete overview of twentieth-century writing from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and making inroads into the twenty-first century as well. In this new edition Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt have selected fresh works from familiar authors and have augmented the collection with poetry, stories from the colonial period in Taiwan, literature by Tibetan authors, samplings from the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution, stories by post-Mao authors Wang Anyi and Gao Xingjian, literature with a homosexual theme, and examples from the modern cruel youth movement. Lau and Goldblatt have also updated their notes and their biographies of featured writers and poets. Now fully up to date, this critical resource more than ever provides readers with a thorough introduction to Chinese society and culture.

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This anthology has long been one of the most comprehensive resources of its kind. In this new edition the editors have replaced selections from familiar authors with new works and have augmented the collection. The volume now includes poetry, stories from the colonial period in Taiwan, literature by Tibetan authors, selections from the People's Republic of China (1949-1966) and the Cultural Revolution, stories by post-Mao authors Wang Anyi and Gao Xingjian, literature with a homosexual theme, and examples from the modern "cruel youth" movement. The editors have also updated their notes and the contributors' biographies. This edition offers a complete overview of twentieth-century writing from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and makes inroads into the twenty-first century as well.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231138406
Author:
Lau, Joseph S. M.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Editor:
Goldblatt, Howard
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Chinese literature
Subject:
Chinese literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Asian Literature
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
737
Dimensions:
9.47x6.40x1.61 in. 2.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This anthology has long been one of the most comprehensive resources of its kind. In this new edition the editors have replaced selections from familiar authors with new works and have augmented the collection. The volume now includes poetry, stories from the colonial period in Taiwan, literature by Tibetan authors, selections from the People's Republic of China (1949-1966) and the Cultural Revolution, stories by post-Mao authors Wang Anyi and Gao Xingjian, literature with a homosexual theme, and examples from the modern "cruel youth" movement. The editors have also updated their notes and the contributors' biographies. This edition offers a complete overview of twentieth-century writing from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and makes inroads into the twenty-first century as well.

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