Rethinking the Modern Chinese Canon: Refractions across the Transpacific

by Clara Iwasaki

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Bend of the Text

Chapter 1. Intertextual Cosmopolitanism: Refraction as Second Life in Xiao Hong, Upton Sinclair, and Agnes Smedley

Chapter 2. Yu Dafu is Dead, Long Live Yu Dafu: Chinese, Malaysian, and Japanese corpus fetishism and the postwar search for Yu Dafu

Chapter 3. Restoring a Broken Mirror: Lao she, Helena Kuo, Ma Xiaomi, and the Curious Affair of the Drum Singers

Chapter 4. Mutual Refraction: Zhang Ailing’s Parasitic Autobiographical Novels

Conclusion: In Praise of Messiness




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