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Modernity with a Cold War Face

Reimagining the Nation in Chinese Literature across the 1949 Divide

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ISBN 9780674726727

Publication Date: 10/21/2013


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Romanization
  • Introduction
  • 1. Literature, Nationhood, and the Cold War: How Was Modern Chinese Literature Invented?
    • The Institutionalization of Modern Chinese Literary Study in the People’s Republic
    • Fashioning Cultural Authenticity in Hong Kong
    • Modern Chinese Literature: The Negative Space in Taiwan
  • 2. Fragments of Modernity: Shen Congwen’s Journey from Asylum to Museum
    • Whither Beijing? “Socrates Talks about What Beijing Needs”
    • The Collector and the Historian
    • The Delirious Mind of the Cold War: The Discourse of Schizophrenia
    • Fragments of Modernity: Studies on Traditional Chinese Costumes
  • 3. Over Her Dead Body: Ding Ling’s Politicization after the Socialist Revolution
    • Is Socialist Realism Gendered? The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River
    • “Du Wanxiang”: The Anachronism of a Socialist Realist Fairy Tale
    • Over Her Dead Body: Ding Ling’s Leftist Loyalism in teh 1980s
  • 4. Wu Zhuoliu, Orphanization, and Colonial Modernity in Taiwan
    • The Tale of Tap Water: The Contestation among Nationalism, Colonialism, and Modernization
    • An Authentic Modernity: Taiwan Minzhuguo (Taiwan Republic)
    • Wu Zhuoliu’s Orphan of Asia: Colonial Modernity in Taiwan Literature
    • From “Orphan of Asia” to “Child of Taiwan”
  • 5. Fashioning Socialist Affinity: Feng Zhi and the Legacy of European Humanism in Modern Chinese Poetry
    • The Republic of Thousands of Solitude: Feng Zhi’s Sonnets and Rainer Maria Rilke
    • Stirb und Werde: Feng Zhi’s Wu Zixu and Goethe Studies
    • Shakespeare as a Weapon for Rightists: A Modern China beyond Capitalist Humanism
  • 6. Eileen Chang, Hong Kong, and the Cold War
    • The Making of the Right and the Left: When Anti-Communism Meets New School Martial Arts
    • Cold War Adaptations of Dream of the Red Chamber
    • A Missed Moment of Modernity: Nightmare in the Red Chamber
    • The Politics of Rewriting: Eileen Chang at the Cold War Frontier
  • Epilogue: Toward a De–Cold War Criticism
  • Character List
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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