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Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Eileen J. Cheng


Lu Xun (1881–1936), arguably twentieth-century China's greatest writer, is commonly cast as a radical iconoclast who vehemently rejected traditional culture. The contradictions and ambivalence so central to his writings, however, are often overlooked. Challenging conventional depictions, this book captures Lu Xun's disenchantment with modernity and his transformative engagements with traditional literary conventions in his “modern” experimental works. Lurking behind the ambiguity at the heart of his writings are larger questions on the effects of cultural exchange, accommodation, and transform ... More

Keywords: Lu Xun, modernity, traditional literature, cultural disintegration, writings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835958
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eileen J. Cheng, author
Pomona College

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