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The Resource Lu Xun's revolution : writing in a time of violence, Gloria Davies

Lu Xun's revolution : writing in a time of violence, Gloria Davies

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Lu Xun's revolution : writing in a time of violence
Title
Lu Xun's revolution
Title remainder
writing in a time of violence
Statement of responsibility
Gloria Davies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recognized as modern China's preeminent man of letters, Lu Xun (1881-1936) is revered as the nation's conscience, a writer comparable to Shakespeare or Tolstoy. Gloria Davies's vivid portrait gives readers a better sense of this influential author by situating the man Mao Zedong hailed as "the sage of modern China" in his turbulent time and place
  • Widely recognized as modern China's preeminent man of letters, Lu Xun (1881-1936) is revered as the voice of a nation's conscience, a writer comparable to Shakespeare and Tolstoy in stature and influence. Gloria Davies's portrait now gives readers a better sense of this influential author by situating the man Mao Zedong hailed as "the sage of modern China" in his turbulent time and place. In Davies's vivid rendering, we encounter a writer passionately engaged with the heady arguments and intrigues of a country on the eve of revolution. She traces political tensions in Lu Xun's works which reflect the larger conflict in modern Chinese thought between egalitarian and authoritarian impulses. During the last phase of Lu Xun's career, the so-called "years on the left," we see how fiercely he defended a literature in which the people would speak for themselves, and we come to understand why Lu Xun continues to inspire the debates shaping China today. Although Lu Xun was never a Communist, his legacy was fully enlisted to support the Party in the decades following his death. Far from the apologist of political violence portrayed by Maoist interpreters, however, Lu Xun emerges here as an energetic opponent of despotism, a humanist for whom empathy, not ideological zeal, was the key to achieving revolutionary ends. Limned with precision and insight, Lu Xun's Revolution is a major contribution to the ongoing reappraisal of this foundational figure
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YDXCP
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Davies, Gloria
Dewey number
895.1/8509
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PL2754.S5
LC item number
Z595126 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Lu, Xun
  • China
  • Lu, Xun
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Intellectual life
  • China
Label
Lu Xun's revolution : writing in a time of violence, Gloria Davies
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The sage of modern China -- Eyes wide open -- The Shanghai haze -- Guns and words -- Debating Lu Xun -- Lu Xun's revolutionary literature -- Raising revolutionary spectres
Control code
835981149
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674073944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674073944
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22573/ctt2f1n8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835981149
Label
Lu Xun's revolution : writing in a time of violence, Gloria Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The sage of modern China -- Eyes wide open -- The Shanghai haze -- Guns and words -- Debating Lu Xun -- Lu Xun's revolutionary literature -- Raising revolutionary spectres
Control code
835981149
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674073944
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674073944
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1n8b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835981149

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