Modern Chinese Literature, Lin Shu and the Reformist Movement

Between Classical and Vernacular Language

Authors: Guarde-Paz, César

  • Reveals how Lin Shu's contributions impacted on Chinese Modern Literature and the new Wave and the May Fourth Movement
  • Offers key insights into Lin Shu's role in the literary controversy between Classical and Vernacular Language
  • Broadens readers' understanding of major changes in the intellectual landscape of Modern China
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About this book

This Pivot reconsiders the controversial literary figure of Lin Shu and the debate surrounding his place in the history of Modern Chinese Literature. Although recent Chinese mainland research has recognized some of the innovations introduced by Lin Shu, he has often been labeled a 'rightist reformer' in contrast to 'leftist reformers' such as Chen Duxiu and the new wave scholars of the May Fourth Movement. This book provides a well-documented account of his place in the different polemics between these two circles ('conservatives' and 'reformers') and provides a more nuanced account of the different literary movements of the time. Notably, it argues that these differences were neither in content nor in politics, but in the methodological approach of both parties. Examining Lin Shu and the 'conservatives' advocated coexistence of both traditional and modern thought, the book provides background to the major changes occurring in the intellectual landscape of Modern China.

About the authors

César Guarde-Paz holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, in Spain, and was awarded a government scholarship in 2012 to continue his studies at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. His research interests include Early Confucianism, Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Literature and Chinese Linguistics, but also Western Philosophy and notably the Prussian philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-5

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  • The Polemic in Context: Hu Shi’s Conversion to Radicalism

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    Pages 7-14

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  • Lin Shu’s First Polemic: Hu Shi and the Xin Qingnian Journal

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    Pages 15-33

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  • Lin Shu’s Second Polemic: Zhang Houzai and Cai Yuanpei

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    Pages 35-51

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  • Cai Yuanpei’s Deceiving Response: An Analysis of its Contents and Fallacies

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    Pages 53-72

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 53,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4315-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Chinese Literature, Lin Shu and the Reformist Movement
Book Subtitle
Between Classical and Vernacular Language
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4316-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4316-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4315-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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