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The Resource The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity, Charles A. Laughlin

The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity, Charles A. Laughlin

Label
The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity
Title
The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity
Statement of responsibility
Charles A. Laughlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Chinese essay is arguably China's most distinctive contribution to modern world literature, and the period of its greatest influence and popularity - the mid-1930s - is the central concern of this book. What Charles Laughlin terms "the literature of leisure" is a modern literary response to the cultural past that manifests itself most conspicuously in the form of short, informal essay writing (xiaopin wen). Laughlin examines the essay both as a widely practiced and influential genre of literary expression and as an important counter- discourse to the revolutionary tradition of New Literature (especially realistic fiction), often viewed as the dominant mode of literature at the time." "After articulating the relationship between the premodern traditions of leisure literature and the modern essay, Laughlin treats the various essay styles representing different groups of writers. Each is characterized according to a single defining activity: "wandering" in the case of the Yu si (Threads of conversation) group surrounding Lu Xun and Zhou Zuoren; "learning" with the White Horse Lake group of Zhejiang schoolteachers like Feng Zikai and Xia Mianzun; "enjoying" in the case of Lin Yutang's Analects group; "dreaming" with the Beijing school. The concluding chapter outlines the impact of leisure literature on Chinese culture up to the present day."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laughlin, Charles A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese literature
  • Chinesisch
  • Essay
  • Lebensstil
  • Moderne
  • Poetik
  • Chinesisch
Label
The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity, Charles A. Laughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing as a way of life -- The legacy of leisure and modern Chinese literature -- Wandering : the threads of conversation group -- Learning : the White Horse Lake group -- Enjoying : the Essays of the Analects group -- Dreaming : from the Crescent Moon group to the Beijing School -- The legacy of leisure and contemporary Chinese culture
Control code
ocn257560377
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666559
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t1bz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257560377
Label
The literature of leisure and Chinese modernity, Charles A. Laughlin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing as a way of life -- The legacy of leisure and modern Chinese literature -- Wandering : the threads of conversation group -- Learning : the White Horse Lake group -- Enjoying : the Essays of the Analects group -- Dreaming : from the Crescent Moon group to the Beijing School -- The legacy of leisure and contemporary Chinese culture
Control code
ocn257560377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666559
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t1bz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)257560377

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