Amsterdam University Press
Perfect Worlds
Titel
Perfect Worlds
Subtitel
Utopian Fiction in China and the West
Prijs
€ 63,95
ISBN
9789089643506
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
448
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
16 x 24 cm

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"This is the first attempt by a major European scholar to include rich Chinese materials in a remarkably innovative study of utopia as a literary genre. Well-informed, theoretically sophisticated, and beautifully written, this book will appeal to anyone interested in history of ideas, comparative literature, and East-West cross-cultural studies." Zhang Longxi, author of Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West. Zhang Longxi is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation City University of Hong Kong Foreign Member The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. |"Perfect Worlds is a scholarly tour de force, splendidly accomplished by one of the great comparatists of our time. With his customary clarity, deploying his profound expertise in both European and Chinese writing, Douwe Fokkema champions the significance of utopian fiction as a major genre of world literature." Michel Hockx (SOAS, University of London)

D.W. Fokkema

Perfect Worlds

Utopian Fiction in China and the West

Perfect Worlds biedt een uitgebreide historische analyse van utopische verhalen in de Chinese en Euro-Amerikaanse traditie. Aan bod komen onder meer de kritiek van Thomas More op Plato, de Europese oriëntalistische speurtocht naar utopieën in China en Chinese schrijvers die hun confucianistische utopie construeren. Tot slot bespreekt deze studie de opkomst van dystopische fictie – een negatieve representatie van de utopische impuls – in Europa en Amerika (Zamyatin, Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury, Atwood) alsook in China (Lao She, Wang Shuo en anderen).
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D.W. Fokkema