The Cambridge history of Chinese literature / edited by Kang-i Sun Chang and Stephen Owen.

Other titles
  • History of Chinese literature
Edition
  • First paperback edition.
Published
  • Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press 2014
Physical description
2 volumes (xxxii, 711; xxxi, 793 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
  • 1107643244
  • 9781107643246
  • 9781107643246
  • 9781107684812
  • 1107694876
  • 9781107694873
Notes
  • Originally published 2010.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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  • Kang-I Sun Chang is Malcolm G. Chace Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University.
  • Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University.
Contents
  • Volume I. [Chinese literature] To 1375 / edited by Stephen Owen. 1. Early Chinese literature, beginnings through Western Han / Martin Kern ; 2. From the Eastern Han through the Western Jin (AD 25-317) / David R. Knechtges ; 3. From Eastern Jin though the early Tang (317-649) / Xiaofei Tian ; 4. The cultural Tang (650-1020) / Stephen Owen ; 5. The Northern song (1020-1126) / Ronald Egan ; 6. North and south : the twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Michael A. Fuller and Shuen-Fu Lin ; 7. Literature from the late Jin to the early Ming : ca 1230-ca 1375 / Stephen H. West. --
  • Volume II. [Chinese literature] From 1375 / edited by Kang-I Sun Chang. 1. Literature of the early Ming to mid-Ming (1375-1572) / Kang-I Sun Chang ; 2. The literary culture of the late Ming (1573-1644) / Tina Lu ; 3. Early Qing to 1723 / Wai-Yee Li ; 4. The literati era and its demise (1723-1840) / Shang Wei ; 5. Prosimetric and verse narrative / Wilt L. Idema ; 6. Chinese literature from 1841-1937 / David Der Wei Wang ; 7. Chinese literature from 1937 to the present / Michelle Yeh. -- Epilogue: Sinophone writings and the Chinese diaspora / Jing Tsu.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature gives an account of 3,000 years of Chinese literature, accessible to non-specialist readers as well as scholars and students of Chinese. From the beginnings of the Chinese written language to the lively world of internet literature, these two volumes tell the story of Chinese writing, both as an instrument of the state and as a medium for culture outside the state. These volumes treat not only poetry, drama, and fiction, but early works of history and the informal prose of later eras. The first volume begins with the question of the Chinese written language and the earliest inscriptions, dating from the late second millennium BC. In doing so, it traces the beginnings of one of the longest continuous literary traditions in the world. By the end of the period, there was a fully evolved commercial print culture, encompassing writing in both the older classical language and an emerging urban vernacular. The Chapters in this volume chart the rise and fall of major dynasties and the role of the court in literary production, the cultural influences of other Asian countries, including the introduction of Buddhism, and the social and material contexts of the most important authors. The contributors keep in mind the traditions that preserved classical texts as much as the conditions that originally produced them.
  • Volume II begins with the distinctive Ming culture that emerged around 1400, and continues through the Qing (the Manchu dynasty) all the way up to the present day. This period saw an enormous diversity of writing styles and forms that defied traditional Chinese literary categories. This new and comprehensive treatment covers a wide range of topics, including political censorship and literary creativity, changes in print culture, dynastic transition, courtesans' pleasure quarters, and the rise of women writers. Discussions of lyric poetry, drama, "prosimetric narrative," and the novel are interspersed with in-depth examinations of the complex world of diaspora, the translation of Western literatures, modern "new fiction," and the advent of new media from film adaptations to web literature.

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