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China's Stefan Zweig: The Dynamics of Cross-Cultural Reception

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle

Abstract

How can one author be among the most bitterly rejected writers in one cultural context, while being one of the most celebrated in another? For decades, the works of the Austrian-Jewish writer Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) have been fiercely attacked by critics and scholars in Europe and North America who questioned their literary value and naïve Habsburg nostalgia. Yet in other parts of the world, such as in China, Zweig’s works have enjoyed not only continued admiration but also truly exceptional influence, popularity, and even canonical status. China’s Stefan Zweig unveils the extraordinary succe ... More

Keywords: Stefan Zweig, China, Cultural transfer, Reception, Translation, Reading, Global, Popularity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824872083
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824872083.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle, author
Austrian National Library