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Brushing History Against the Grain: Reading the Chinese New Historical Fiction (1986-1999)
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This is the first book-length study of the Chinese new historical fiction (NHF), whose rise marks the birth of a new historical discourse that interrogates the telos and the timetable of the currentdiscourse of 'Chinese modernity' as well as the earlier 'revolutionaryhistory'. In an attempt to foreground the significance and the genericrenovations of this new discourse, the author contends that the NHF has emerged as an independent rival discourse which competes with the official historiography for the right to writing the Chinese history.''Covering a wide range of contemporary Chinese writers including ZhangChengzhi, Han Shaogong, Wang Xiaobo, Mo Yan, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Chen Zhongshi, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Yu Hua, this volume is for all those whoare interested in late twentieth-century Chinese literature, intellectual and cultural history, comparative literature and culturalstudies.'--BOOK JACKET.

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Author
 Lin, Qingxin, Ph.D.
Publisher
 Hong Kong University Press
Contributor
University of Hong Kong
Subject
 Historical fiction, Chinese--20th century--History and criticism.
Language
English
Date
2005
Isbn
9622096972
Resource Type
Book