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Dem Realismus ein Grab: Yan Liankes Shouhuo als “kleine Literatur”


Imbach, Jessica (2012). Dem Realismus ein Grab: Yan Liankes Shouhuo als “kleine Literatur”. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 66(1):79-102.

Abstract

Burying realism: Yan Lianke’s Shouhuo as “minor literature”. Realism has come to occupy an important role not only in Chinese literary history but also in contemporary fiction that challenges the positivist assumptions underlying the “realist paradigm”. Yan Lianke, in his novel Shouhuo, tries to re-imagine the role of traditional cultural practices and their primary site of production, the countryside, through his version of a “minor literature”. The political dimension of his writings becomes particularly apparent when viewed in light of the assumptions underlying the neologism “culture slang”, which was coined by the authors of the controversial left-wing manifesto Unhappy China.

Burying realism: Yan Lianke’s Shouhuo as “minor literature”. Realism has come to occupy an important role not only in Chinese literary history but also in contemporary fiction that challenges the positivist assumptions underlying the “realist paradigm”. Yan Lianke, in his novel Shouhuo, tries to re-imagine the role of traditional cultural practices and their primary site of production, the countryside, through his version of a “minor literature”. The political dimension of his writings becomes particularly apparent when viewed in light of the assumptions underlying the neologism “culture slang”, which was coined by the authors of the controversial left-wing manifesto Unhappy China.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 66 (2012) > 1
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
290 Other religions
Language:German
Date:2012
Deposited On:02 Jun 2012 13:40
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:51
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62869

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