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Developmental Fairy Tales

Evolutionary Thinking and Modern Chinese Culture

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$61.50 • £49.95 • €55.50

ISBN 9780674047952

Publication Date: 05/02/2011


272 pages

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

21 halftones


  • Introduction: The Development of Modern Chinese Literature
  • 1. The Iron House of Narrative: Lu Xun and the Late Qing Fiction of Evolutionary Adventure
  • 2. Inherit the Wolf: Lu Xun, Natural History, and Narrative Form
  • 3. The Child as History in Republican China: A Discourse on Development
  • 4. Playthings of History
  • 5. A Narrow Cage: Lu Xun, Eroshenko, and the Modern Chinese Fairy Tale
  • Appendix: “A Narrow Cage” by Vasilii Eroshenko
  • Glossary of Selected Chinese and Japanese Terms
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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