Ah Q Archaeology: Lu Xun, Ah Q, Ah Q's Progeny, and the National Character Discourse in Twentieth-Century China

Ah Q Archaeology: Lu Xun, Ah Q, Ah Q's Progeny, and the National Character Discourse in Twentieth-Century China

By: Paul B. Foster (author)Hardback

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Ah Q Archaeology concretely situates Lu Xun's critique of national character vis-a-vis metanarratives of nationalism and modernity through a close examination of his works in their historical context. Paul B. Foster uses a discursive approach to tie together Lu Xun's major theme of national character critique and its fate in China's tumultuous twentieth century.

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Paul B. Foster is associate professor of Chinese in the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech.

Contents

Chapter 1 General Discursive Trajectories of Lu Xun, Ah Q and National Character Chapter 2 The Historical Context of National Character in China: Ironic Nationalism Chapter 3 Lu Xun's Late Qing Essays: The Foundations of His Engagement with the National Character Discourse Chapter 4 The Trajectory of National Character in Lu Xun's Writings (1918-1936) Chapter 5 Ah Q and the Critique of National Character: Lu Xun's Attack on National Essence and Chinese Spiritual Culture Chapter 6 Lu Xun and the Construction of the Ah Q Discourse (1922-1949) Chapter 7 The Ironic Inflation of Chinese National Character: Lu Xun's International Reputation, Romain Rolland's Critique of "The True Story of Ah Q" and the Nobel Prize Chapter 8 Ah Q Progeny-Son of Ah Q, Modern Ah Q, Miss Ah Q, Sequels to Ah Q-Post-1949 Creative Intersections with the Ah Q Discourse Chapter 9 Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780739111680
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 414
  • ID: 9780739111680
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 073911168X

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