Journal Articles (East Asian Studies)
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- 1, exile, Berkeley Spirit, inclusivity,
- 1Chinese, MLA,
- 1Modernism, New Criticism, Cold War, historical romanticism, Xia Ji'an / TA Hsia, Peng Ge, Taiwan
- 1Taiwan modernism, filiality, ritual, repetition, repression, Freud, alienation, exile, diaspora, history.
- 1Taiwan, mainland China
This article traces the intricate web of allusions in Bai Xianyong's (Pai Hsien-yung) short story "Wandering the Garden, Waking from a Dream" to uncover how allusion helps constitute an imagined national community for the female protagonist in the story. It draws on notions of postcoloniality and...
Middle Kingdom on the Margins: The Perilous Journey of Chinese into the MLA and other Radical RuminationsDownload
A polemic on the need to decolonize the implicit apartheid system of the Modern Language Association, which although it claims the entire territory of "modern languages" and all that that entails, is almost entirely dominated by European languages and mainstream English/American studies. In this...
The contemporary Taiwanese author Wang Ching-hsien (penname: Yang Mu) occupies a nearly unique position in modern literature from Taiwan as a native Taiwanese with complex affiliations to modernism, nativism, lyricism, literary scholarship, and prose. He is best known for his poetry but he is a...
Wang Wenxing is one of the most stylistically innovative writers of fiction in Sinophone literature. His novel Family Catastrophe (Jiabian 家變) is structured like no other. Many critics have commented on this, but this article is the first to offer a reading of the structure that explains in...
Literature of the 1950s in Taiwan was decidedly ideological in nature and dominated by mainland Chinese emigres to the island whose work tended to focus on their previous experiences in mainland China as narrated through the lens of the Cold War. The decade saw a surfeit of long novels that I...