HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS
Cover: The Heart of Time in HARDCOVER

Harvard East Asian Monographs 274

The Heart of Time

Moral Agency in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$44.95 • £39.95 • €40.95

ISBN 9780674022676

Publication Date: 10/31/2006

Short

306 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Agency, Modernity, and Narrative
    • 1. Moral Agency and Narrative in Storytelling
  • Part II: The Wages of Freedom in Modern Chinese Fiction
    • 2. Predicaments of Modernity in Late-Qing Novels: 1895-1911
    • 3. The Prison of Self-Consciousness in May Fourth Fiction
    • 4. Social Fiction: Must Context Entail Determinism?
  • Part III: Moral Responsibility in Fiction from the People’s Republic
    • 5. Moral Decision in Mao-Era Fiction
    • 6. Historical Trauma and Humanism in Post-Mao Realism
    • 7. Defiance and Fatalism in Roots-Seeking and Avant-Garde Fiction
    • 8. Self-Ownership and Capitalist Values in 1990s Chinese Fiction
  • Epilogue: The Heart of Time
  • Reference Matter
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Composite photograph showing (top) entrance to the Prudential Center in Boston and (bottom) an internal construction partition/wall printed with the words 'Opening Day 2023' and other decorative text

A New Chapter for Harvard Book Store

Starting in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost thirty years, Harvard Book Store will have two locations: the flagship store in Harvard Square, and a large new store in the Prudential Center in Boston. For University Press Week we wanted to show some bookseller love, so we reached out to Rachel Cass, General Manager of the Harvard Book Store, to see what’s planned for their exciting new location