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A Subversive Voice in China: The Fictional World of Mo Yan, Student Edition Shelley Chan

A Subversive Voice in China: The Fictional World of Mo Yan, Student Edition

Shelley Chan

Published January 18th 2011
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236 pages
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Note: this is a shortened version of the original, hardover work. References have been removed.Mo Yan, the most prolific writer in present-day China as well as one of its most prominent avant-gardists, is an author whose literary works have enjoyedMoreNote: this is a shortened version of the original, hardover work. References have been removed.Mo Yan, the most prolific writer in present-day China as well as one of its most prominent avant-gardists, is an author whose literary works have enjoyed an enormous readership and have caught much critical attention not only in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan but also in many other countries around the world. This book provides the most comprehensive exposition of Mo Yans fiction in any language. Author Shelly Chan delves into Mo Yans entire collection of literary works, considering novels as well as short stories and novellas. In this analysis, Mo Yans works are dealt with in a diachronic fashion--Chan discusses the development of Mo Yans style throughout his career by considering themes that he has addressed in a variety of narratives over time. This provides the reader with valuable insight into understanding how individual narratives fit into the entire collection of Mo Yans body of literary work. Scholars will also welcome the books extensive reference to secondary scholarship and theory, which skillfully deals with the Chinese scholarship and thoroughly covers the English-language sources on Mo Yan as well. This book on one of the most important figures in contemporary Chinese literary history will be a landmark resource for scholars in Asian studies, cultural studies, and literary criticism, as well as an enticing read for people interested in Chinese literature and historical fiction.