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The Resource Writing lives in China, 1600-2010 : histories of the elusive self, edited by Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

Writing lives in China, 1600-2010 : histories of the elusive self, edited by Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

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Writing lives in China, 1600-2010 : histories of the elusive self
Title
Writing lives in China, 1600-2010
Title remainder
histories of the elusive self
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"This innovative collection explores life stories produced in China between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. These essays draw on biographical and autobiographical narratives of men and women, paragons and pariahs, taken from official histories, personal diaries, plays, fiction and blogs, and use perspectives taken from life writing theory to illuminate that work. Whereas many earlier studies have emphasised the social rules of life writing in China, and suggested that lives and selves were often obscured by the weight of convention, the work in this volume shows that the rules were often actively evaded or creatively exploited by biographers and autobiographers, and suggest that a critical understanding of those evasions and exploitations can better reveal lives that were lived and written both within and against the rules of the auto/biographical game. "--
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Provided by publisher
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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  • Dryburgh, Marjorie,
  • Dauncey, Sarah
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  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Biography as a literary form
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Chinese
  • China
Label
Writing lives in China, 1600-2010 : histories of the elusive self, edited by Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-259) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations Preface Notes on the contributorsIntroduction: Writing and Reading Chinese Lives; Marjorie Dryburgh 1. Chinese Life Writing: Themes and Variations; Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey2. Self-representation in the Dramas of Ruan Dacheng (1587-1646); Alison Hardie3. How to Write a Woman's Life Into and Out of History: Wang Zhaoyuan (1763-1851) and Biographical Study in Republican China; Harriet T. Zurndorfer4. The Fugitive Self: Writing Zheng Xiaoxu, 1882-1938; Marjorie Dryburgh5. Destabilising the Truths of Revolution: Strategies of Subversion in the Autobiographical Writing of Political Women in China; Nicola Spakowski6. Zhang Xianliang: Recensions of the Self; Chloe Starr7. Whose Life is it anyway? Disabled Life Stories in Post-reform China; Sarah Dauncey8. A Look at the Margins: Autobiographical Writing in Tibetan in the People's Republic of China; Isabelle Henrion-DourcyBibliography Index
Control code
848162919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781137368560
Lccn
2013043894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)848162919
Label
Writing lives in China, 1600-2010 : histories of the elusive self, edited by Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations Preface Notes on the contributorsIntroduction: Writing and Reading Chinese Lives; Marjorie Dryburgh 1. Chinese Life Writing: Themes and Variations; Marjorie Dryburgh and Sarah Dauncey2. Self-representation in the Dramas of Ruan Dacheng (1587-1646); Alison Hardie3. How to Write a Woman's Life Into and Out of History: Wang Zhaoyuan (1763-1851) and Biographical Study in Republican China; Harriet T. Zurndorfer4. The Fugitive Self: Writing Zheng Xiaoxu, 1882-1938; Marjorie Dryburgh5. Destabilising the Truths of Revolution: Strategies of Subversion in the Autobiographical Writing of Political Women in China; Nicola Spakowski6. Zhang Xianliang: Recensions of the Self; Chloe Starr7. Whose Life is it anyway? Disabled Life Stories in Post-reform China; Sarah Dauncey8. A Look at the Margins: Autobiographical Writing in Tibetan in the People's Republic of China; Isabelle Henrion-DourcyBibliography Index
Control code
848162919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781137368560
Lccn
2013043894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)848162919

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