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The Resource The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature, Julia Lovell

The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature, Julia Lovell

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The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature
Title
The politics of cultural capital
Title remainder
China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature
Statement of responsibility
Julia Lovell
Title variation
China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 1980s China's politicians, writers, and academics began to raise an increasingly urgent question: why had a Chinese writer never won a Nobel Prize for literature? Promoted to the level of official policy issue and national complex, Nobel anxiety generated articles, conferences, and official delegations to Sweden. Exiled writer Gao Xingjian's win in 2000 failed to satisfactorily end the matter, and the controversy surrounding the Nobel committee's choice has continued to simmer. Julia Lovell's comprehensive study of China's obsession spans the twentieth century and taps directly into the key themes of modern Chinese culture: national identity, international status, and the relationship between intellectuals and politics. The intellectual preoccupation with the Nobel literature prize expresses tensions inherent in China's move toward a global culture after the collapse of the Confucian world-view at the start of the twentieth century, and particularly since China's re-entry into the world economy in the post-Mao era. Attitudes toward the prize reveal the same contradictory mix of admiration, resentment, and anxiety that intellectuals and writers have long felt toward Western values as they struggled to shape a modern Chinese identity. In short, the Nobel complex reveals the pressure points in an intellectual community not entirely sure of itself. Making use of extensive original research, including interviews with leading contemporary Chinese authors and critics, The Politics of Cultural Capital is a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of an issue that cuts to the heart of modern and contemporary Chinese thought and culture. It will be essential reading for scholars of modern Chinese literature and culture, globalization, post-colonialism, and comparative and world literature
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digitized
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1975-
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Lovell, Julia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese literature
  • Intellectuals
  • Nobel Prizes
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese literature
  • Intellectuals
  • Nobel Prizes
  • China
  • Chinesisch
  • Literatur
  • Nobelpreis
  • Chinesisch
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The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature, Julia Lovell
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1. Introduction: Diagnosing the complex -- 2. The Nobel Prize for LIterature: Philosophy and practice -- 3. Ideas of authorship and the Nobel Prize in China, 1900-1976 -- 4. China's search for a Nobel Prize in Literature, 1979-2000 -- 5. The Nobel Prize, 2000 -- Afterword
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ocn875895214
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1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780824864958
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864958
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22573/ctt62nq8w
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not applicable
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unknown
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)875895214
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature, Julia Lovell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) 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
Prologue -- 1. Introduction: Diagnosing the complex -- 2. The Nobel Prize for LIterature: Philosophy and practice -- 3. Ideas of authorship and the Nobel Prize in China, 1900-1976 -- 4. China's search for a Nobel Prize in Literature, 1979-2000 -- 5. The Nobel Prize, 2000 -- Afterword
Control code
ocn875895214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864958
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864958
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nq8w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895214
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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