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Asian CrossingsTravel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Steve Clark and Paul Smethurst (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women ... More

Beyond BrushtalkSino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Beyond Brushtalk: Sino-Japanese Literary Exchange in the Interwar Period

Christopher T. Keaveney

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099289
eISBN:
9789882206656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099289.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. During this period, there were unprecedented opportunities for exchange ... More

Colony, Nation, and GlobalisationNot at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Eddie Tay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The literature of Malaysia and Singapore, the multicultural epicentre of Asia, offers a rich body of source material for appreciating the intellectual heritage of colonial and postcolonial Southeast ... More

Drawing New Color LinesTransnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Monica Chiu (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139385
eISBN:
9789888313242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between “Asian” and “American.” ... More

Eastern FiguresOrient and Empire in British Writing

Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject ... More

Eileen ChangRomancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual ... More

Ink Dances in LimboGao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Jessica Yeung

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of the entire written works of Gao Xingjian, China's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, analyses each group of his writing and argues for a reading of Gao's writing as a ... More

Madmen and Other SurvivorsReading Lu Xun's Fiction

Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Jeremy Tambling

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fiction of Lu Xun (1881–1936) deals with China moving beyond the 1911 Revolution. He asks about the possibility of survival, and what that means, even considering the possibility that madness ... More

Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow MountainTraces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Stephen McDowall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090842
eISBN:
9789882207318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is a close examination of travel writing in seventeenth-century China, presenting an innovative reading of the youji genre. Taking the “Account of My Travels at Yellow Mountain” by the ... More

The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-waiFilm Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Gary Bettinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how ... More

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