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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., location, or people, “China” in this peripheral realism represents the experiential schism between cultural identity and global commodification. Reading Xiao Sa’s novel Song of Dreams as a narrative about the social life of commodities in this context, Liu explores realism’s capacity for diagnosing the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2018) 79 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 September 2018
... concludes that people need “a deep understanding of the perpetual relationship between literature and human existence,” together with “an attitude open to keeping up with the times” (108). Xiao Jinlong ( 2007 : 19) claims that the fundamental engine for this heated debate is the fact that “to a large extent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2008
... examples include such members of the new urban middle class as Lan Xiaoshan in Old Zhang’s Philosophy (Lao Zhang de zhexue), Ouyang Tianfeng in Zhao Ziyue (Zhao Ziyue), Young Scorpion (Xiao Xie) and his father in Cat Country (Mao cheng ji), 29 and Zhang Tianzhen in Divorce (Lihun).30 Many of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 September 2012
... early s Taiwanese novel, Xiao Sa’s Song of Dreams, by situating its Bovaryste narrative of feminized consumption and social entrepreneurship in the context of a US- dominated commodity zone and a volatile Paci c territory riven by the competing claims of two Chinas. Xiao’s novel, in this reading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2015) 76 (3): 369–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... asylum in Hong Kong during wartime (1920s–1940s) and after the regime shift (1950s) and who played crucial roles in the formation of local cultural history and collective memories in Hong Kong—are excluded, among them the seminal literary figures Lu Xun, Xiao Hong, and Dai Wangshu, whose literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2006) 67 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 June 2006
... calls for remedy. However, occasional works, such as Xu Disan’s “Merchant’s Wife” (“Shangren fu”) and Shen Congwen’s “Xiao Xiao,” treat the subject in rather positive terms. The subaltern characters in these stories suffer various forms of oppres- sion, exploitation, and inhumane treatment, only...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 13–27.
Published: 01 March 2008
... translation of the Western stream-of-consciousness masterpieces, including Ulysses, further promoted Chinese cultural development. From 1994 to 1996 two complete versions of Ulysses were published, one by Xiao Qian and Wen Jieruo, the other by Jin Di, and stimulated heated debates on how stream-of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the comedy Big Li, Small Li, and Old Li Da Li (Xiao Li he Lao Li, 1962).14 (Only recently have video CD distribu- tors tagged early PRC films as comedies, war movies, anti-espionage films, etc.) Catalogs too seem to have kept only basic demarcations; for example, the inventory of the Shanghai...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2012) 73 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2012
... rethinking of Chinese literary history by Chinese intellectuals in the 1980s.12 While such canonical Chinese writers as Lu Xun, Xiao Hong, and Xia Yan who spent only a brief time in Hong Kong are presented as 10  They are City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English, 1945 to the Present, ed. Xu...