The Resource China's avant-garde fiction : an anthology, edited by Jing Wang

China's avant-garde fiction : an anthology, edited by Jing Wang

Label
China's avant-garde fiction : an anthology
Title
China's avant-garde fiction
Title remainder
an anthology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jing Wang
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • Filled with mirages, hallucinations, myths, mental puzzles, and the fantastic, the contemporary experimental fiction of the Chinese avant-garde represents a genre of storytelling unlike any other. Whether engaging the worn spectacle of history, expressing seemingly unmotivated violence, or reinventing outlandish Tibetan myths, these stories are defined by their devotion to theatrics and their willful apathy toward everything held sacred by the generation that witnessed the Cultural Revolution
  • Jing Wang has selected provocative examples of this new school of writing, which gained prominence in the late 1980s. Contradicting many long-cherished beliefs about Chinese writers - including the alleged tradition of writing as a political act against authoritarianism - these stories make a dramatic break from conventions of modern Chinese literature by demonstrating an irreverence toward history and culture and by celebrating the artificiality of storytelling
  • Enriched by the work of a distinguished group of translators, this collection presents an aesthetic experience that may have outraged many revolutionary-minded readers in China, but one that also occupies an important place in the canon of Chinese literature
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.1/35209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2658.E8
LC item number
C46 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
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Wang, Jing
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  • Chinese fiction
  • Experimental fiction
  • Littérature chinoise
  • Roman expérimental
  • Roman chinois
  • Prosa
  • Chinesisch
Label
China's avant-garde fiction : an anthology, edited by Jing Wang
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Flying over Maple Village
  • The birth of the water god
  • The brothers Shu
  • Su Tong
  • The hut on the mountain
  • Can Xue
  • The big drugstore
  • Bei Cun
  • I am a young drunkard
  • Sun Ganlu
  • Remembering Mr. Wu You
  • More ways than one to make a kite
  • A wandering spirit
  • Ma Yuan
  • Green yellow
  • Whistling
  • Ge Fei
  • The noon of howling wind
  • 1986
  • This story is for Willow
  • Yu Hua
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029263115
Label
China's avant-garde fiction : an anthology, edited by Jing Wang
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Flying over Maple Village
  • The birth of the water god
  • The brothers Shu
  • Su Tong
  • The hut on the mountain
  • Can Xue
  • The big drugstore
  • Bei Cun
  • I am a young drunkard
  • Sun Ganlu
  • Remembering Mr. Wu You
  • More ways than one to make a kite
  • A wandering spirit
  • Ma Yuan
  • Green yellow
  • Whistling
  • Ge Fei
  • The noon of howling wind
  • 1986
  • This story is for Willow
  • Yu Hua
Extent
1 online resource (283 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029263115

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