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Tensions in World Literature

Between the Local and the Universal

Editors: Fang, Weigui (Ed.)

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  • Examines the rise of the concept of World Literature and the tensions between local and universal
  • Considers the complex relationship between Chinese literature and world literature
  • Reflects on key issues pertaining to Chinese literature in a global context such as race, class and culture
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This collection gives a diversified account of world literature, examining not only the rise of the concept, but also problems such as the relation between the local and the universal, and the tensions between national culture and global ethics. In this context, it focuses on the complex relationship between Chinese literature and world literature, not only in the sense of providing an exemplary case study, but also as an introspection and re-location of Chinese literature itself. The book activates the concept of world literature at a time when it is facing the rising modern day challenges of race, class and culture.

About the authors

Weigui Fang is Distinguished Professor at the School of Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, China. He is Changjiang Scholar and Director of the Center for Literature and the History of Ideas at BNU. As an internationally acclaimed comparatist, his research is focused on Comparative Literature, modern Chinese culture and literature, History of Concepts, Sociology of Literature, and international sinology. He has authored 8 books and published more than 100 scholarly papers.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0635-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0634-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4467-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tensions in World Literature
Book Subtitle
Between the Local and the Universal
Editors
  • Weigui Fang
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0635-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0635-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0634-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4467-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 398
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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