Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 May 2017

624 Pages


ISBN: 9780199356591

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (2018)

The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature

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

Oxford Handbooks

  • Draws attention to the implications of historical and modern theories and methods of interpretation
  • Discusses both canonical works and works that fall between the cracks of modern disciplinary divisions of philosophy, religion, history, and literature
  • It expands the nation-based concept of "classical Chinese literature" to include Chinese-style literature from Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. In doing so, it highlights notions of translation, cultural identity, and cultural boundaries
  • It focuses on both literary texts as well as the conditions of literary production and transmission