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).
A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature
Notes on Contributors
Mark Bender __ · ___ received his PhD in Chinese from Ohio State University, United States, where he is Professor of Chinese Literature and Folklore and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. He is the author of Plum and Bamboo (Illinois, 2003), a co-editor of The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature (Columbia, 2011), and a translator of Butterfly Mother (Hackett, 2006). His interests include traditional oral literature and folklore in several regions of China, and contemporary indigenous poetry in East Asia.
Yomi Braester ___ received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University, United States, and is Professor of Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media at the University of Washington, Seattle, United States. He is the author of Witness against History (Stanford, 2003) and Painting the City Red (Duke, 2010), and a co-editor of Cinema at the City's Edge (Hong Kong, 2010) and of a special issue on Taiwan cinema for Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (2003), in addition to other publications. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his forthcoming study of cinephilia in the PRC.
Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang ___ received her PhD in Asian Languages from Stanford University, United States, and is Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin, United States. She is the author of Modernism and the Nativist Resistance (Duke, 1993) and Literary Culture in Taiwan (Columbia, 2004), and a co-editor of Bamboo Shoots after the Rain (Feminist Press, 1990) and Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan (Columbia, 2014), in addition to other publications.
Angie Chau ___ received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, San Diego, United States, and taught Chinese literature and world literature there for 2 years before taking up a postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University, United States. Her dissertation deals with Chinese artists and writers studying in France in the early twentieth century. Her article on Han Han and the Internet culture appeared in Chinese Literature Today (2014).
Jianhua Chen ___ received his first PhD in Chinese Literature from Fudan University, China, and his second PhD from Harvard University, United States. He taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for many years, and is Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Humanities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His recent publications cover revolution and modernity, popular literature, print culture, and cinema from early modern to contemporary China.
Lingchei Letty Chen ___ received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, United States, and is Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, United States. She is the author of Writing Chinese (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). Her recent publications cover diaspora and Sinophone, memory and postmemory, Cultural Revolution memoirs, Chinese global cities, and Chinese modernism and modernity.
Chen Sihe ___ received his PhD in Chinese Literature from Fudan University, China, where he is Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor and was a longtime Chair of the Chinese Department. He was a pioneer in rewriting literary history in the 1980s. His numerous influential Chinese publications include A View of New Chinese Literature as a Whole (Shanghai Literature & Arts, 1987) and Textbook History of Contemporary Chinese Literature (Fudan, 2008).
Xiaomei Chen ___ received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, United States, and is Professor of Chinese Literature at