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New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry

Authors: Lupke, C.

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This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age.

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CHRISTOPHER LUPKE is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Washington State University, USA.

Reviews

"The first step in understanding contemporary Chinese poetry, argues Michelle Yeh in her wide-ranging chapter in Lupke s excellent collection, is to renounce whatever a priori notion of Chineseness we might hold and read the actual poetry, whether from Taiwan and Hong Kong or from Mainland China, here translated. Now that the U.S. and China are increasingly in contact, it is high time for Western readers to come to terms with the lyric of such notable poets as Ya Xian, Luo Fu, and Xia Yu (from Taiwan), Gu Cheng, Yu Jian, and Wang Xiaoni from the PRC. The essays here included are scholarly and critically sophisticated: they open up genuinely new spaces." - Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University

"This collection will certainly prove to be a highly valuable scholarly resource for anyone interested in the explosion of creative freedom and variety in Chinese and Taiwanese poetry of recent decades. Beyond that, it eloquently addresses the eternal struggle between the forces of creative openness and those of authoritarianism and repressive orthodoxy. Vital information for us all in these, or any, times." - Michael Palmer

"This is a very welcome addition to the scholarship on contemporary Chinese literature, art and society. Not only does it bring new critical attention to Chinese poetry of the late 20th century, but it does so in such a way as to challenge the hegemonic position of narrative (or anti-narrative) in contemporary literary production. Grounded in a series of close readings, arguments range from detailed philology to deep theoretical thrusts that contend for another type of knowledge, consciousness, and memory that is unavailable to dominant genres of fiction and film. These authors show us an "alternative mode" of knowing and remembering, a literature as contemporary as film and as Chinese as classical poetry." - Joseph R. Allen, University of Minnesota


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Toward a Chinese Lyrical Modernity

    Lupke, Christopher

    Pages 1-7

  • “There Are no Camels in the Koran”: What Is Modern about Modern Chinese Poetry?

    Yeh, Michelle

    Pages 9-26

  • Zheng Chouyu and the Search for Voice in Contemporary Chinese Lyric Poetry

    Lupke, Christopher

    Pages 29-46

  • The View from the Buckwheat Field: Capturing War in the Poetry of Ya Xian

    Riep, Steven L.

    Pages 47-64

  • To the Heart of Exile: The Poetic Odyssey of Luo Fu

    Balcom, John

    Pages 65-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61014-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230610149
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7607-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53670-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 238
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