The Study of American Literature in China: American Content and Chinese Perspective. 1, A Brief Introduction to the Translation of American Literature in China 2, A General Introduction to the Study of American Literature in China (with a focus on the New Period Time: since 1979)
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The Study of American Literature in China: American Content and Chinese Perspective
2.1: case studies (major books published on American literature)
1945: the first complete translation of Leaves of Grass
1987: the second
1991: the third
eg: the reception of Emily Dickinson
“Dickinson does not care about the national affairs like the Civil War, thus in comparison with Whitman, Dickinson is too self-centered, which also prevents her from writing poems with more significant themes.”
19th century: seductive fiction, gothic fiction, religious fiction and women’s fiction…Susan Warner, Maria Cummins, George Lippard ……
20th century: cowboy western fiction, political expose fiction, historic romantic fiction, detective fiction, science fiction, new fantasy fiction…Upton Sinclair, Sidney Sheldon…….
new century: cyberpunk fiction, horror fiction….Steven King, William Gibson …….
(Rabbit Run, 1960, Rabbit Redux, 1971, Rabbit Is Rich, 1981, Rabbit at Rest, 1990)
--- Marx Weber: The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism & the discussion of Culture in the 80s in China,
---the Protestant Ethic & the “Puritanism” in Chinese Tradition and Culture (frugality, sobriety, self-discipline and self-restraint, abstinence )
1,“The (Mis)Reading of Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (Tao Jie)
---a short history of the translation, study and criticism of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in China
2, “The Influence and Confluence: A Deconstructive Approach to Mo Yan’s Big Breasts, Big Hips”
---writing strategy, deconstruction, ideology
Questions to ask: