The Alter Ego Perspectives of Literary Historiography

A Comparative Study of Literary Histories by Stephen Owen and Chinese Scholars

Authors: Wang, Min

  • A comparative study of literary histories by Western sinologists and Chinese scholars
  • Detailed discussion about different modes of literary historiography
  • New notions and alter ego perspectives of literary historiography
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This book mainly discusses about the alter ego perspectives in literary historiography. This comparative analysis of the major Chinese literary histories in China and in the West brings to light the alter ego perspectives of Stephen Owen in literary historiography. The most interesting part of the book will be the interpretation of new notions and perspectives proposed by Stephen Owen, especially in the newly published The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature (2010). This book gives a detailed overview about the different stages of writing Chinese literary history and the different modes of literary historiography in China and in the West. Two case studies of Chinese poems are made on the notion of discursive communities and the Cultural Tang. Readers will a better understanding about the paradigm of literary historiography and the interrelationships between the different modes of literary historiography and the intellectual history. ​

About the authors

Wang Min, Ph. D., Lecturer of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, member of the Modern Language Association of America, visiting scholars of Harvard University (USA) and Lancaster University (UK). Her research interests include literary historiography, Chinese literature and sinology. Published widely in national and international journals and conferences, she is the winners of “the National Grant of Overseas Research Program by China Scholarship Council” and “SMC Distinguished Young Scholar Award”.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Min

    Pages 1-8

  • An Overview of Chinese Literary History

    Wang, Min

    Pages 9-49

  • The Notion of Discursive Communities: A Case Study of Huaigu Poems

    Wang, Min

    Pages 51-84

  • The Cultural Tang and Temple Visiting Poems

    Wang, Min

    Pages 85-129

  • The Alter Ego Perspectives and Literary Historiography

    Wang, Min

    Pages 131-170

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43721-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Alter Ego Perspectives of Literary Historiography
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study of Literary Histories by Stephen Owen and Chinese Scholars
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35389-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35389-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35388-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43721-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 184
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