Canon and World Literature

Lin Yutang and China’s Search for Modern Rebirth

Authors: Qian, Jun

  • Examines the impact of well-known Chinese writer and intellectual Lin Yutang’s intellectual legacy on modern China Focuses on the transnational relevance of Chinese cultural resources in the 21st century Contributes to a renewed understanding of the cross-cultural interactions between China and America

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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the socio-cultural and political context of modern China in terms of its interaction with America and the West, focusing on the influence of the well-known Chinese writer and intellectual Lin Yutang (1895-1976). Offering a unique study of the life and works of Lin Yutang, it highlights his intellectual legacy in modern China and considers how his cross-cultural life and ideas embodied the modern Chinese cultural experience. It notably focuses on Lin’s reputation as an outspoken critic of the infringement of human rights during the rise of the Communist regime in China, but also on his rediscovery of Chinese cultural resources. At a time when China’s cultural contributions are increasingly relevant worldwide, this book contributes to ongoing critical reflections of Chinese modernity, particularly in terms of its intellectual legacies, but also to a renewed understanding of the cross-cultural interactions between China and America and a re-opening the dialogue and search for a new cultural understanding. 

About the authors

Dr Qian Suoqiao is Chair Professor of Chinese Studies at Newcastle University, UK. He received his PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley and had taught in a number of universities in the US, China and Hong Kong. He has published widely in Chinese studies in both English and Chinese, particularly on Chinese modernity studies and cross-cultural studies between China and the world.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Lin Yutang and China’s Intellectual Journey to Modernity

    Qian, Suoqiao

    Pages 1-29

  • Christian Childhood and Westernized Education

    Qian, Suoqiao

    Pages 31-62

  • “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”: A Progressive Nationalist for the Great Revolution

    Qian, Suoqiao

    Pages 63-94

  • From “Little Critic” to “Master of Humor”

    Qian, Suoqiao

    Pages 95-125

  • Struggling Against the “Double Dangers of Bolshevism and Fascism”

    Qian, Suoqiao

    Pages 127-167

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4657-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4656-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lin Yutang and China’s Search for Modern Rebirth
Authors
Series Title
Canon and World Literature
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4657-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4657-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4656-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 475
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics