The Influence of Daoism on Asian-Canadian Writers

The Influence of Daoism on Asian-Canadian Writers

By: Dr John Ming Zhong Chen (author)Hardback

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A monograph that focuses on the impact of Daoism on Asian North American writers. It focuses on four areas: aesthetics, poetics, politics, and moral-cosmological visions.


Dedication; Note; Preface; Acknowledgements and Foreword; Introduction: Mouthing, (En)gendering, and Celebrating Differences: Aesthetics, Poetics, Politics, and Moral-Cosmological Vision; 1. "Balancing the Yin and the Yang" (Woodcock): The Cardinal Creative Principle, Imagery, and Symbolism in Male Writers' Works; 2. The Yin/Yang Principle and the Moral Cosmological View in Female Feminist Writers; 3. The Moon, the Sun, and Humanity; 4. Poetizing and/as Painting "Mountains and Water" in Unity and Harmony; 5. In Pursuit of the "Peaceable Kingdom" (Frye): Gardens and Fields and/in the Daoist Universe; 6. Circles/Cycles and the Daoist Principles of Return as Renewal and Reversal; 7. Nothing Doing, Everything Done - "Prologue: New Moon" (SKY Lee); Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773448100
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780773448100
  • ISBN10: 0773448101

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