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The Resource China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770, Eun Kyung Min

China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770, Eun Kyung Min

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China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770
Title
China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770
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Eun Kyung Min
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how a modern English literary identity was forged by its notions of other traditions and histories, in particular those of China. The theorizing and writing of English literary modernity took place in the midst of the famous quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns. Eun Kyung Min argues that this quarrel was in part a debate about the value of Chinese culture and that a complex cultural awareness of China shaped the development of a 'national' literature in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England by pushing to new limits questions of comparative cultural value and identity. Writers including Defoe, Addison, Goldsmith, and Percy wrote China into genres such as the novel, the periodical paper, the pseudo-letter in the newspaper, and anthologized collections of 'antique' English poetry, inventing new formal strategies to engage in this wide-ranging debate about what defined modern English identity
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1967-,
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Min, Eun Kyung
Dewey number
820.9005
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • China
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
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China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770, Eun Kyung Min
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Apr 2018)
Contents
Introduction: China and the modern: redefining English literary modernity -- China between the ancients and the moderns -- Robinson Crusoe and the Great Wall of China -- The new, uncommon, or strange: China in the spectator -- Oliver Goldsmith's serial Chinaman -- Thomas Percy's Chinese miscellanies and the reliques of ancient English poetry
Control code
CR9781108379793
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108379793
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
China and the writing of English literary modernity, 1690-1770, Eun Kyung Min
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Apr 2018)
Contents
Introduction: China and the modern: redefining English literary modernity -- China between the ancients and the moderns -- Robinson Crusoe and the Great Wall of China -- The new, uncommon, or strange: China in the spectator -- Oliver Goldsmith's serial Chinaman -- Thomas Percy's Chinese miscellanies and the reliques of ancient English poetry
Control code
CR9781108379793
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108379793
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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