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Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

John A. Crespi


China's century of revolutionary change has been heard as much as seen, and nowhere is this more evident than in an auditory history of the modern Chinese poem. From Lu Xun's seminal writings on literature to a recitation renaissance in urban centers today, poetics meets politics in the sounding voice of poetry. This book offers a literary history of modern China that makes the case for the importance of the auditory dimension of poetry in national, revolutionary, and postsocialist culture. The book brings the past to life by first examining the ideological changes to poetic voice during China ... More

Keywords: modern Chinese poem, modern China, postsocialist culture, revolutionary culture, Chinese poetry, spoken poem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833657
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John A. Crespi, author
Colgate University