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Author Iovene, Paola, 1969-
Title Tales of futures past : anticipation and the ends of literature in contemporary China / Paola Iovene.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.

Author Iovene, Paola, 1969-
Subject Chinese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chinese literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Future, The, in literature.
Expectation (Psychology) in literature.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How I divorced my robot wife : visionary futures between science and literature -- Translation zones : anticipating world literature in socialist China -- Accelerating literary time : metropolitan editors at work -- Futures en abyme : poetry in strange loops -- A clean place to die : fog, toxicity, and shame in End of spring in Jiangnan -- Appendix 1 : literary periodicals for internal distribution in the 1950s-1960s -- Appendix 2 : poems by Li Shangyin.
Note Print version record.
Summary This study introduces the concept of 'anticipation' as a lens through which to re-examine the textual, institutional, and experiential aspects of Chinese literary culture from the 1950s to the first decade of the 21st century. Each of the book's five chapters details how different modes of anticipation find expression in contemporary Chinese literature, with a focus on fictional genres.
ISBN 9780804791601 (electronic bk.)
0804791600 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40023903747
OCLC # 883632053
Additional Format Print version: Iovene, Paola, 1969- Tales of futures past 9780804789370 (DLC) 2014007790 (OCoLC)865536997

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