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Chinese Narratologies

Authors: Fu, Xiuyan

  • Presents a more comprehensive, rational and systematic explanation for the origin and evolution of the Chinese narrative tradition 
  • Explores an interdisciplinary approach to research in narrative studies 
  • Provides a new perspective based on objects with “portrayed stories,” which helps readers better understand China’s narrative tradition 
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This book provides a more rational and systematic explanation for the origin and evolution of the Chinese narrative tradition, based on studies of Chinese literary classics, local culture and items such as bronze wares and porcelain vessels with “portrayed stories.” By doing so, it uncovers forgotten interconnections and reestablishes obscured or unacknowledged lines of descent. Furthermore, it makes an initial study of acoustic narrative. Going beyond the field of literature, it employs tools and materials from diverse fields such as anthropology, religious studies, mythology, linguistics, semiotics, folklore and local culture. The book also offers an archeological inquiry into the knowledge found in various narrative texts, objects with “portrayed stories” and perceptions with “relevant plots.” Providing a wealth of insights, inspiring investigative methods and practical tools that can be applied in narrative studies, the book is an essential resource for researchers and students in the fields of comparative literature, narratology and ancient Chinese literature.

About the authors

Xiuyan Fu is a narrative researcher, focusing on ancient Chinese literature. He is currently a Senior Professor at Jiangxi Normal University; Chief Expert at the Center for Narratology Studies (Jiangxi Provincial Key Institute for Social Science Research), Jiangxi Normal University; and President of the Chinese Narratology Research Association, which has organized six International Narratological Conferences in China. He has pursued research on comparative literature, narratology and local culture for many years and has published a number of books, including The Mystery of Story-Telling—Theory of Literary Narrative; Studies on Pre-Qin Narrative: the Formalization of Chinese Narrative Tradition; Narrative Significance and Strategies; Commentary on Gan (Jiangxi Province) Culture and the translation work John Keats’ Letters.

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eBook 93,08 €
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  • Due: November 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-7507-5
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-7506-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Narratologies
Authors
Translated by
Tang, W.
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Peking University Press
Distribution Rights
No distribution right for the Mainland of China
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7507-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7507-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7506-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 262
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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