Readings in Chinese

"Readings from Asia" highlights significant recent scholarship published in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese, in order to bring it to the attention of a wider, international readership. This issue of Cross-Currents features two books in Chinese that have been selected and reviewed by Cross-Currents editorial board member Yongchul Choe. The books both foreground genres of Chinese literature that have not received much attention until now: foreign writings in classical Chinese (Yuwai Hanji) and non-Han literary voices in China itself.

A New Perspective on the Scope and Meaning of Chinese Literature

Yang Yi 杨义, Chong hui zhongguo wenxue ditu tong shi 重绘中国文学地图通释 [Redrawing the Map of Chinese Literature]. Beijing: Dangdai Zhongguo Chubanshe, 2007.

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Yuwai Hanji: The History of Publications and the Interchange of Literature in the Chinese Cultural Sphere

Zhang Bowei 张伯伟, Yuwai Hanji yanjiu lunji 域外汉籍研究论集 [A Collection of Research Essays on Foreign Writings in Chinese]. Beijing: Beijing Daxue Chubanshe, 2011.

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