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Young China

National Rejuvenation and the Bildungsroman, 1900–1959

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674088399

Publication Date: 01/18/2016


396 pages

6 x 9 inches

7 halftones

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Beginning of the Journey
  • 1. “Green Spring” and Its Modern Forms: An Introduction to Youth Discourse
  • 2. The Adventures of Old Youth: Late Qing Travelers and Reformers
  • 3. The Bildungsroman of New Youth: May Fourth and the Modern Novel
  • 4. Writing Youth into History: Mao Dun’s Early Novels
  • 5. The Flowering of Life: Ba Jin’s Anarchist Ideals and Fictional Representation
  • 6. The Journey to Interiority: Subjectivism and the Lyrical Self
  • 7. The Taming of the Young: The Socialist Bildungsroman
  • Epilogue: A Utopia of Youth
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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