Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 April 2017

624 Pages

6-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199356591

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The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900CE)

Edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian

Oxford Handbooks

  • Focuses on literary texts as well as the conditions of literary production and transmission.
  • Fosters critical awareness of the gap between traditional concepts and modern revisionary definitions of literary categories.
  • Discusses both canonical works in belletristic genres and works that fall between the cracks of modern disciplinary divisions of philosophy, religion, history, and literature.
  • Expands the nation-based concept of "classical Chinese literature" to include Chinese-style literature from Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
  • Draws attention to the implications of historical and modern theories and methods of interpretation.