Writing Lives in China, 1600-2010: Histories of the Elusive Self (BOK)

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This innovative collection explores life stories produced in China between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. These essays draw on biographical and autobiographical narratives of men and women, paragons and pariahs, taken from official histories, personal diaries, plays, fiction and blogs, and use perspectives taken from life writing theory to illuminate that work. Whereas many earlier studies have emphasised the social rules of life writing in China, and suggested that lives and selves were often obscured by the weight of convention, the work in this volume shows that the rules were often actively evaded or creatively exploited by biographers and autobiographers, and suggest that a critical understanding of those evasions and exploitations can better reveal lives that were lived and written both within and against the rules of the auto/biographical game.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ISBN 9781137368560 Antall sider 280
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Marjorie Dryburgh, Sarah Dauncey Emner og form Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800