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Reconstructing the historical discourse of traditional Chinese fiction

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y, Queenston, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese fiction -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-222) and index.

    StatementLiang Shi.
    SeriesChinese studies -- v. 23
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL2415 .S443 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 226 p. ;
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22469558M
    ISBN 100773471448

    There are still a number of primary documents available, but they do not always give a clear sense of the dialects' historical pronunciation. Non-Han ethnic peoples throughout the south of China have long been identified through color coding; these modes of coding sometimes referred to skin color, sometimes to an occupational or class status, sometimes to the dyes used in clothing. On the modernization of Confucianism III. What is the spiritual homeland? It is the is the outcome of the author's own twenty year-long studies on the relationship between modernization and Chinese culture from the perspective of cultural reconstruction and philosophical reflection.

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms remains hugely popular in China, and has had a profound influence on national identity, since it dramatises one of the foundational myths of the nation; that of its disintegration and unification. Races do not exist, they are imagined p. The connotation, content and scope of studies of ancient Chinese culture II. The divorce between the spirit of criticism and the consciousness of self-refl ection V.

    The consciousness of tolerance of "cultural China" IV. This is important because recent research on racial thinking, in both colonial and imperialist settings, has indicated that racial and cultural typologies often interact and reinforce each other; to treat them as distinct ontological categories seems a disservice to both the Chinese historical context, and to recent theoretical developments in the politics of reading and writing race. According to traditional history, Taibo of Wu settled in the area during the Shang dynastybringing along a large section of the population and Chinese administrative practices to form the state of Wu. The term "classic novels", writes Andrew H.


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Reconstructing the historical discourse of traditional Chinese fiction book

The zhiguai tales of the Six Dynasties may have been scraps left over when the standard histories were written.

Ostensibly, the two tendencies differ, but in essence they share a commonality, that is, both imply that Chinese fiction theory cannot have meaningful dialogues with its Western counterpart. The promise of the book is to show that all of these categorizes are infused by acute sensitivities to biological-cum-racial differences between different human groups.

It depicts the pilgrimage of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang to India, and his resultant travels through the Western provinces of China, accompanied by his three disciples.

What kind of problems does the study of the recent past present that the study of the remote past does not? Yet these black populations, known as devil slaves guinuwere simultaneously identified by their skin as well as lips and teeth color and by the lack of various cultural traits, most notably the inability to eat cooked foods and to reproduce Chinese speech.

To my mind, Dikotter's study is too strongly characterized by an uncritical use of the terms China and the West. With few exceptions, they were not interested in constructing systems of fiction theory.

These works thus marked a limited but notable democratization of literature which is perhaps most evident in their use of vernacular Chinese, rather than the Classical Chinese which had previously dominated.

These creatures include various demons who Xuanzang encounters along his travels, and a variety of animal-spirits who assume human form.

The Four Classic Novels of Chinese Literature

These precursors would all go on to inform Water Margin, which condensed and synthesised the various tales which had erupted around the Song Jiang story.

During the Ming dynasty, Wu speakers moved into Jianghuai Mandarin speaking regions, influencing the Tairu and Tongtai dialects of Jianghuai. Selznick's Gone with the Wind.

Journey to the West was an early example of the Shenmo genre, which incorporated a range of fantastical fiction focusing on the exploits of gods or demons, and was very prominent in the rise of vernacular Chinese literature during the Ming dynasty, as the centuries old folk tales were written and disseminated for the first time.

Journey to the West was the most famous example of the Shenmo, and remains omnipresent in China, in a huge variety of adaptations. It changes with the advent of WWII and the Japanese invasion combined with their father going bankrupt due to gambling debts.

The cultural criticism and value reconstruction in the course of modern history III. This kind of critical discourse mainly concerned itself with practical techniques of fiction writing and only in a secondary manner did it engage in conceptual inquires into the nature, conception, function, ontology, and epistemology of fiction.

Lu Xun revised it for publication in Romance of the Three Kingdoms remains hugely popular in China, and has had a profound influence on national identity, since it dramatises one of the foundational myths of the nation; that of its disintegration and unification.

The confl ict between the traditional values and norms of "Back to Basics" and the modern concept of openness IV. Jin Ping Mei is the clearest and most sophisticated example; the action is sometimes grossly sexual, but in the end emphasizes conventional morality.

The theory of harmony between man and nature III. Hollywood's popular and often controversial cycle of historical films from to confronted issues as diverse as frontier racism and women's experiences in the nineteenth-century South, the decline of American society following the First World War, the rise of Al Capone, and the tragic history of Hollywood's silent era.

Chinese audiences were more interested in history and were more historically minded. The specifi c meaning of the traditional Confucian culture and its spiritual values II. Dikotter thus rethinks the standard historical account of early Chinese modernity, by showing how racial thinking competed with and in some instances displaced Confucian conceptions of Chinese cultural universalism.

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