Reading East Asian Writing
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Michel Hockx, Ivo Smits
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature present and compare their views on specific theories of literature, discuss their advantages and shortcomings, and consider specific difficulties related to the East-West dimension.
Reading East Asian Writing
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Michel Hockx, Ivo Smits
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their
Reading Shenbao
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: W. Tsai
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-30 - Publisher: Springer

Through a study of the readership of the most popular commercial daily newspaper in China during the early twentieth century, Reading Shenbao investigates ideas of nationalism, consumerism and individuality, looking at the relationship between advertising, modern lifestyles and changing social attitudes in China as it underwent modernization.
Reading China [electronic resource]
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Daria Berg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume develops a new style of reading Chinese sources, as pioneered in Chinese Studies by Professor Glen Dudbridge, providing fascinating new insights into Chinese literature, history and popular culture. The analysis of self-fashioning, representation and political propaganda sheds new light on Chinese perceptions of the world.
Sexual Cultures in East Asia
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Evelyne Micollier
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship systems, matrimonial strategies, gender, power relations, and the