A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature
This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas.
Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature
Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media
The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century
Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship
Yingjin Zhang is Professor of Chinese Studies and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego, USA, and Visiting Chair Professor of Humanities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He is the author of, amongst others, Screening China (2002), Chinese National Cinema (2004), and Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China (2010). He is co-author of Encyclopedia of Chinese Film (1998), and New Chinese-Language Documentaries (2015), and editor of A Companion to Chinese Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).