By Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang
Situating her topic in its historic context, Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang lines the relationship among Taiwan's Modernists and the liberal students of pre-Communist China. She discusses the Modernists' ambivalent dating with modern Taiwan's conservative tradition, and offers a close severe survey of the strife among the Modernists and the socialistically susceptible, anti-Western Nativists. Chang's process is complete, combining chinese language and comparative views. making use of the severe insights of Raymond Williams, Peter Burger, M. M. Bahktin, and Fredric Jameson, she investigates the advanced concerns occupied with chinese language writers' appropriation of avant-gardism, aestheticism, and diverse different Western literary thoughts and methods. inside of this framework, Chang deals unique, tough interpretations of significant works by means of the best-known chinese language Modernists from Taiwan.
As a thorough advent to a literature of substantial caliber and impression, and as a case research of the worldwide unfold of Western literary Modernism, this booklet might be of serious curiosity to scholars of chinese language and comparative literature, and to those that desire to comprehend the wide styles of twentieth-century literary history.