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Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Bernard Shaw’s Bridges to Chinese Culture

Authors: Li, Kay

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  • Offers a unique reading of Shaw and how his work impacted and was impacted by Chinese culture
  • Engages Shaw with influences, contemporaries, and descendants ranging from Charles Dickens to John Woo 
  • Critically analyzes Shaw's legacy in the digital space
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This book explores the cultural bridges connecting George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Arthur Miller, to China. Analyzing readings, adaptations, and connections of Shaw in China through the lens of Chinese culture, Li details the negotiations between the focused and culturally specific standpoints of eastern and western culture while also investigating the simultaneously diffused, multi-focal, and comprehensive perspectives that create strategic moments that favor cross-cultural readings.

With sources ranging from Shaw's connections with his contemporaries in China to contemporary Chinese films and interpretations of Shaw in the digital space, Li relates the global impact of not only what Chinese lenses can reveal about Shaw's world, but how intercultural and interdisciplinary readings can shed new light on familiar and obscure works alike.

About the authors

Kay Li is Project Leader of the SAGITTARIUS—ORION Digitizing Project on Bernard Shaw funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Li also serves as Adjunct Professor of English at York University, Canada and as President of Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. One of the founding members of the International Shaw Society, she studies cross-cultural literary encounters and cultural globalization. She is the author of Bernard Shaw and China: Cross-Cultural Encounters.

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“The book offers illuminating looks at the Shaw plays most often performed and adapted by Chinese artists, and at the emphases and modifications by which directors and actors made the plays responsive to Chinese concerns. … Li’s book gives attention to prominent individuals with whom Shaw’s long lifetime overlapped, especially those who influenced his writings or drew inspiration from them.” (Mary Christian, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, Vol. 63 (3), 2020)

“In this age of globalism and cross-cultural relations, Li has written a most timely and pertinent book. … I enjoyed the book very much and recommend it to anyone interested in cross-cultural literary and cultural relations.” (Matthew Yde, SHAW The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 37 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Seeing and Being Seen from Chinese Angles

    Pages 1-15

    Li, Kay

  • Seeing China: Shaw and His Contemporaries

    Pages 19-38

    Li, Kay

  • Shaw and the Last Chinese Emperor, Henry Pu-yi Aisin-Gioro

    Pages 39-66

    Li, Kay

  • Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Transnational Chinese Feminism

    Pages 67-80

    Li, Kay

  • Sir Robert Ho Tung and Idlewild in Buoyant Billions

    Pages 81-103

    Li, Kay

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bernard Shaw’s Bridges to Chinese Culture
Authors
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41003-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41003-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41002-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82238-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 215
Number of Illustrations
11 illustrations in colour
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