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Bringing the World Home sheds new light on China’s vibrant cultural life between 1895 and 1919—a crucial period that marks a watershed between the conservative old regime and the ostensibly iconoclastic New Culture of the 1920s. Although generally overlooked in the effort to understand modern Chinese history, the era has much to teach us about cultural accommodation and is characterized by its own unique intellectual life. This original and probing work traces the most significant strands of the new post-1895 discourse, concentrating on the anxieties inherent in a complicated process of cultural transformation. It focuses principally on how the need to accommodate the West was reflected in such landmark novels of the period as Wu Jianren’s "Strange Events Eyewitnessed in the Past Twenty Years" and Zhu Shouju’s "Tides of the Huangpu", which began serial publication in Shanghai in 1916.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part I: Late Qing Ideas
  1. Chapter 1. China as Origin
  2. pp. 23-42
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  1. Chapter 2. Appropriations: Another Look at Yan Fu and Western Ideas
  2. pp. 43-73
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  1. Chapter 3. New Ways of Writing
  2. pp. 74-99
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  1. Chapter 4. New Theories of the Novel
  2. pp. 100-120
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  1. Part II: Late Qing Novels
  1. Chapter 5. Wu Jianren: Engaging theWorld
  2. pp. 123-150
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  1. Chapter 6. Melding East and West: Wu Jianren’s New Story of the Stone
  2. pp. 151-172
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  1. Chapter 7. Impossible Representations: Visions of China and the West in Flower in a Sea of Retribution
  2. pp. 173-200
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  1. Part III: The New Republic
  1. Chapter 8. The Contest over Universal Values
  2. pp. 203-228
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  1. Chapter 9. Swimming against the Tide: The Shanghai of Zhu Shouju
  2. pp. 229-251
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  1. Chapter 10. Lu Xun and the Crisis of Figuration
  2. pp. 252-274
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 275-278
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 279-324
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  1. Glossary of Chinese and Japanese Terms
  2. pp. 325-334
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 335-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-370
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824874018
Related ISBN
9780824828387
MARC Record
OCLC
1103690521
Pages
364
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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