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Birth of Twentieth-century Chinese Literature : Revolutions in Language, History, and Culture

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This study makes a linguistic case for the twentieth century revolution in Chinese language and literature. It offers a history of reform and change in the Chinese language throughout the country’s history, and focuses on the concept of ‘baihua’, a language reform movement championed by Hu Shi and other scholars which laid the foundation for the May fourth New Literature Movement, the larger New Culture Movement and which now defines modern Chinese. Examining the differences between classical and modern Chinese language systems alongside an investigation into the relevance and impact of translation in this language revolution - notably addressing the pivotal role of May Fourth leader Lu Xun - this book provides a rare insight into the evolution of the Chinese language and those who championed its development.

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Foreign Language Study, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Yu Gao
Language: English
Street Date: October 10, 2017
TCIN: 53074915
UPC: 9781137565297
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-1956
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