Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 April 2009

296 Pages | 14 ht

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195382495

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The Hypothetical Mandarin

Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pain

Eric Hayot

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Uniquely interdisciplinary-draws on cultural studies, Asian studies, American studies, and medical history to provide a distinct cultural history of China's relation to the West.
  • Unites a series of topics that had until now not been understood as cohesive, providing a new direction for future studies in Chinese, comparative, and Euro-American literature as well as modernism.
  • Features fourteen rare, vivid images that illustrate the West's curious fascination with the Chinese body.