Images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese Literature

Images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese Literature

Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042007508

Category: History

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The present volume is the product of a joint effort made by scholars from across China (including Hong Kong), Japan and Europe. The book gathers sixteen papers devoted to literary and cultural criticism from a comparative point of view. A perspective prominent in this volume is imagology, an approach first developed by Daniel-Henry Pageaux, and which focuses on specific images in literary and other texts. The study of the image of the "foreign" in national literary traditions, for instance, belongs to the traditional purview of comparative literature. Pageaux did more than uphold this tradition. He practically reinvented it using new theoretical concepts and perspectives (in particular, semiotics and reception aesthetics). On this basis, he was able to develop a theory and a methodology that are both usable and in tune with contemporary concerns. The present book covers a wide range of topics in the study of images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese literature. Individual contributions deal with issues such as the genesis of the Chinese term Foreign Devil, the occurrence of Westerners in modern Chinese and Japanese literature, and the Chinese and Japanese reception of indiviual western authors and artists such as, amongst others, Oscar Wilde, Vincent Van Gogh, and Madame Roland. Some papers examine individual authors such as Lu Xun and Takeyama Michio. Others examine historical periods or literary movements. The approaches followed range from historical investigations of linguistic practices to detailed literary analyses.
Etienne Fourmont, 1683-1745
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Cécile Leung
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Leuven University Press

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Images of Westerners in Chinese and Japanese Literature
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Rodopi

The present volume is the product of a joint effort made by scholars from across China (including Hong Kong), Japan and Europe. The book gathers sixteen papers devoted to literary and cultural criticism from a comparative point of view. A perspective prominent in this volume is imagology, an approach first
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Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Lord Beloff
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-27 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Zhu Weizheng
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-21 - Publisher: BRILL

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Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Jonathan Holslag
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-25 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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