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China and the West at the Crossroads : Essays on Comparative Literature and Culture

China and the West at the Crossroads : Essays on Comparative Literature and Culture
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  • Contents -- A Century in Retrospect -- 1 The Origins and Precursors to Chinese Comparative Literature: Lin Shu-Wang Guowei-Lu Xun-the Xue Heng School -- 1.1 Chinese Comparative Literature Originates from the Translation of Foreign Literature -- 1.2 Lin Shu's Contribution -- 1.3 Wang Guowei and the Convergence of the Ancient and Modern, of Chinese and Western Cultures -- 1.4 Lu Xun's Advocacy of "Only Through a Thorough Comparison [with the Other] Can We Achieve a Better Awareness of the Self" and "Drawing on the Present and Revitalizing the Past [in Order to] Establish a New School of Thought" -- 1.5 The Critical Review Group's "Promote the National Essence so as to Integrate New Knowledge into the Chinese Context" -- 2 The Establishment of the Discipline and Its Champions: Chen Yinke-Qian Zhongshu-Zhu Guangqian-Zong Baihua -- 2.1 Chen Yinke-Pioneer of the Study of Origin and Influence -- 2.2 Qian Zhongshu Probes the Differences and Similarities in Cross-Cultural Literature -- 2.3 Zhu Guangqian-the New Pioneer of Expository Research -- 2.4 Stand Firmly on One's Native Soil and Be Cognizant of the West-Zong Baihua -- 3 A New Beginning for China's Comparative Literature: Qian Zhongshu's Limited Views-The Establishment of the Chinese Comparative Literature Association -- 4 Enter the International Cultural Dialogue Pro-Actively with Uniqueness and Originality -- 5 On the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Journal Dialogue Transculturel -- 6 Problems and the Current Development Status of Chinese Comparative Literature -- When East Meets West -- 7 History-Literature-Literary History: A Distinguished Meeting on Comparative Literature in the 1980s -- 8 Setting Out Again from Indigenous Literary Phenomena: A Preface to Stephen Owen's Readings in Chinese Literary Thought
  • 9 For an Active, Holistic Life: Preface to A Collection of Wai-Lim Yip's Poetry and Prose -- 10 Connecting China, Russia, and the West -- Synthesizing Literature, History, and Philosophy: Preface to Foreign Writers and Chinese Culture -- 11 Renovating Methodology: The Development of Hermeneutics and Comparative Literature -- 11.1 Symbols and Meaning -- 11.2 Interpretation and "Imaging" -- 11.3 Dialog and Engagement -- 11.4 The Hermeneutic Circle and Excessive Interpretation -- 11.5 Interactive Cognition and Bidirectional Interpretation -- 11.6 Bidirectional Interpretation and Literary Research -- 12 Linking Up with the Perspicacity of Foreign Climes: André Gide and His Chinese Doctoral Student, Zhang Ruoming -- 13 The Last Decadent in China: Shanghai's Shao Xunmei -- 14 Nietzsche and Modern Chinese Literature -- 14.1 I -- 14.2 II -- 14.3 III -- 14.4 IV -- 14.5 V -- The Chinese Perspective -- 15 Using the Wisdom of the East to Resolve Cultural Conflict -- 15.1 The Resolution of Cultural Conflict -- 15.2 The Path to Cultural Conflict Resolution Is Cultural Self-awareness -- 15.3 The Potential Contribution of China's Traditional Culture in Neutralizing Cultural Conflict -- 15.3.1 Indeterminacy and a World View "Generated in the Midst of Chaos" -- 15.3.2 Multiple Modes of Thought that Differ from the West -- Grasp the Two Ends and Implement the Middle Course -- One Divides into Three -- The Interrelationship Between the Five Elements -- "Turning Back Is the Motion of the Dao" -- 15.3.3 The Relationship Between Man and Society -- 16 Some Special Features of China's Traditional Literary Criticism -- 17 "Harmony, Homogeneity" and Literary Research -- 17.1 I -- 17.2 II -- 17.3 III -- 18 Qing in Chinese Culture -- 19 The Mirror Metaphor in Chinese and Western Poetics -- 19.1 I -- 19.2 II -- 19.3 III -- 19.4 IV -- 19.5 V
  • 20 Lunar Appreciation and Legends Across Different Cultures -- 21 Looking at Yangtze River Culture Through the Legend of the Goddess of Mount Wu -- 22 The Stone as a Motif in Narration of A Dream of Red Mansions -- 23 Revenge and Memory -- Theorizing Comparative Literature -- 24 The International and National Nature of Comparative Literature -- 25 Poetics and Eurocentrism: In Memory of Yang Zhouhan -- 26 The Question of Discourse in the Dialog Between Chinese and Western Poetics -- 27 Cultural Difference and Cultural Misunderstanding -- 28 Misreadings in the Search for Commonality Between Chinese and Western Culture -- 29 "Death of a Discipline" and the Birth of a Discipline -- 30 Escaping the Trap of Modernity -- 31 Will "Sino-Centrism" Succeed "Eurocentrism"? -- 32 Comparative Literature in the Era of Globalization-The Chinese Perspective -- 32.1 I -- 32.2 II -- 32.3 III -- 32.3.1 Literary Anthropology and the Modern Interpretation of China's Ancient Classics -- 32.3.2 The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation -- 32.3.3 Research on Overseas Chinese Literature and Diasporic Literature -- 32.3.4 Research into the Relationship Between Chinese and Foreign Literature -- Into the New Millennium -- 33 The New Humanist Spirit of the Twenty-First Century -- 33.1 Raising the Question -- 33.2 Reflections and Cultural Self-awareness of Humanity in the Twenty-First Century -- 33.3 Some Reflections on the New Twenty-First Century Humanist Spirit -- 34 On the Third Phase of the Development of Comparative Literature -- 35 An Alternative Globalization on the Basis of Reflection and Negotiation -- 35.1 The Appearance of the "Imperialist" Globalization Trend -- 35.2 The Different Meanings of "The West" -- 35.3 Know the West and Yourself Anew -- 36 New Opportunities in Twenty-First Century Literary Research -- 36.1 The Needs of the Age
  • 36.2 Transformation of Literary Research Itself -- 37 New Humanism and Postmodernism -- 37.1 Transcend Homo-Centrism and Promote Ecological Consciousness -- 37.2 Value the Concept of Cultural Complementarity -- 37.3 Reject Abstract Freedom and Embrace Responsible and Thoroughgoing Freedom -- 37.4 Transcend Mechanistic Reason and Embrace Esthetic Intelligence -- 38 A Few Thoughts on Comparative Literature and World Literature -- 38.1 New Changes and New Reflections -- 38.2 What Is World Literature? -- 38.3 Comparative Literature and World Literature -- 38.4 Questions that We Must Face -- 39 The Urgency and Difficulty of Cross-cultural Dialog -- 39.1 The Long History of Cross-cultural Dialog in China -- 39.2 The Current Urgency of Intercultural Dialog -- 39.3 The Difficulty of Productive Dialog -- 40 New Thoughts on Ecological Civilization -- 40.1 The Foundation of Ecological Civilization Is Process Philosophy -- 40.2 What Is Meant by "Deep Ecological Civilization"? -- 40.3 Ecological Civilization and Constructive Postmodernism -- 41 Looking into the Future -- Index
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