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Subject in Crisis in Contemporary Chinese LIterature.

CAI, Rong.

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ISBN 10: 0824827619 / ISBN 13: 9780824827618
Editorial: University of Hawaii Press,, Honolulu:, 2004
Usado Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Subject in Crisis in Contemporary Chinese ...

Editorial: University of Hawaii Press,, Honolulu:

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Edición: 1st Edition

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Post-Mao China produced two parallel discourses on the human subject in the New Era (1976-1989). One was an autonomous, Enlightenment humanist self aimed at replacing the revolutionary paragon that had dominated under Mao. The other was a more problematic subject suffering from either a symbolic physical deformity or some kind of spiritual paralysis that undermines its apparent normalcy. How do we explain the stubborn presence, in the literature of the 1980s and 1990s, of this crippled agent who fails to realize the humanist autonomy envisioned by post-Mao theorists? What are the anxieties and tensions embedded in this incongruity and what do they reveal? This illuminating and original critical study of the crippled subject in post-Mao literature offers a detailed textual analysis of the work of five well-known contemporary writers: Han Shaogong, Can Xue, Yu Hua, Mo Yan, and Jia Pingwa. The author investigates not only the literary characters within the texts, but also their creators - real subjects in history, Chinese writers whose own agency was being tested and established in the search for a new subjectivity.

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