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Published: 13 November 2020

626 Pages


ISBN: 9780190053185

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The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature


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

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  • 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.