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LLEA 33848 / ASIA 33848 - Modern Chinese Literature

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This course guide assists the students of Modern Chinese Literature taught by Professor Michel Hockx and Professor Xian Wang in writing their final research paper.

Finding Scholary Articles and Books

A peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary cultural studies journal, published by the Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) Resource Center. Browse article titles on the MCLC site (back issues). For an article not available on JSTOR, submit a request through the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery page.

*In addition to literary studies, MCLC publishes on a broad range of subjects from film to popular culture, to performance and visual arts, to architecture, to regional cultures, to print and material cultures. It publishes online articles (see “WEB PUBLICATIONS”) and book reviews (see “BOOK REVIEWS”) and sponsors the MCLC LIST (see “LIST/BLOG”). It also houses bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film/media, visual arts, music, education, and culture. An image archive (see “Bibliographies”) is comprised mostly of images originally published with essays in issues of the print journal.

English Translations of Chinese Literature

Goldblatt, Howard. Chairman Mao Would Not Be Amused : Fiction from Today's China. New York: Grove Press : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], 1995. [ebook]

  • First person / Shi Tiesheng -- Field / Hong Ying -- Brothers Shu / Su Tong -- String of choices / Wang Meng -- Sham marriage / Li Rui -- Day I got to Xi'an / Duo Duo -- Sunshine between the lips / Chen Ran -- Grass on the rooftop / Li Xiao -- Past and the punishments / Yu Hua -- Cure / Mo Yan -- Green Earth Mother / Ai Bei -- When I think of you late at night, there's nothing I can do / Cao Naiqian -- Summons / Can Xue -- Ancestor / Bi Feiyu -- Moonlight over the field of ghosts / Yang Zhengguang -- Remembering Mr. Wu You / Ge Fei -- Footsteps on the roof / Chen Cun -- Willow waist / Chi Li -- Sleeping lion / Kong Jiesheng -- Fritter hollow chronicles / Wang Xiangfu.

Hung, Eva. Contemporary Women Writers : Hong Kong and Taiwan. Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong: Research Centre for Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990.

  • Persimmons / Peng Cao -- Piñata / Xi Xi -- Stuck in the throat / Xin Qi Shi -- Curvaceous dolls / Li Ang -- Cat / Yuan Qiongqiong -- Missing / Su Weizhen -- Snow fields / Li Li.

Sciban, Shu-ning., and Edwards, Fred L. Dragonflies : Fiction by Chinese Women in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca, N.Y.: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2003.

  • The embroidered cushions / Ling Shuhua -- Love in the fallen city / Zhang Ailing -- My neighbor / Bing Xin -- Women / Wei Junyi -- Such a beautiful Sunday / Kang Yunwei -- Bowls / Xi Xi -- Frying pan / Xi Xi -- Rapeseed / Liao Huiying -- Jade / Ping Lu -- Waiting for dusk / Jiang Zidan -- Hot or cold, life's okay / Chi Li -- Sisters / Wang Anyi.

Wang, Jing. China's Avant-Garde Fiction : an Anthology. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.

  • Remembering Mr. Wu You ; Green yellow ; Whistling / Ge Fei -- The noon of howling wind ; 1986 ; This story is for Willow / Yu Hua -- Flying over Maple Village ; The birth of the water god ; The brothers Shu / Su Tong -- The hut on the mountain / Can Xue -- The big drugstore / Bei Cun -- I am a young drunkard / Sun Ganlu -- More ways than one to make a kite ; A wandering spirit / Ma Yuan.

Cheung, Martha, and Lai, Jane. An Oxford Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama. Hong Kong ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

  • Who's the strongest of us all? / Liang Bingkun -- Ungcle Doggie's Nirvana / Jin Yun -- The other side / Gao Xingjian -- The legend of old bawdy town / Ma Zhongjun -- Old forest / Xu Pinli -- Birdmen / Guo Shixing.

Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature. Eds. Joseph Lau and Howard Goldblatt. NY: Columbia University Press, 1995. 

- Fiction, 1918-1949.

  • Call to arms ; A madman's diary ; Kong Yiji / Lu Xun --  The merchant's wife / Xu Dishan -- A posthumous son / Ye Shaojun -- Sinking / Yu Dafu -- Spring silkworms / Mao Dun -- An old and established name / Lao She -- Xiaoxiao / Shen Congwen -- The night of midautumn festival / Ling Shuhua -- Dog / Ba Jin -- One evening in the rainy season / Shi Zhicun -- Midautumn festival / Zhang Tianyi -- When I was in Xia Village / Ding Ling -- Young master gets his tonic / Wu Zuxiang -- Hands / Xiao Hong -- Sealed off / Zhang Ailing. Fiction, 1949-1976. Molten iron / Zhu Xining -- My kid brother Kangxiong / Chen Yingzhen -- Winter nights / Bai Xianyong -- Flaw / Wang Wenxing -- Ringworms / Huang Chunming -- An oxcart for a dowry / Wang Zhenhe. Fiction since 1976. Wrong number / Liu Yichang -- A tail ; Small-hands Chen / Wang Zengqi -- The blank stele / Qiao Dianyun -- Tales of New Cathay. Disputatiasis ; The upholder of unity ; Little little little little little -- ; Right to the heart of the matter / Wang Meng -- The tunnel / Chen Ruoxi -- A woman like me / Xi Xi -- At fortune's way / Li Yongping -- Tales of Taipei. A lover's ear ; Empty seat ; Cat ; Not seen / Yuan Qiongqiong -- Electing a thief / Li Rui -- Curvaceous dolls / Li Ang -- Floating leaf / Xiao Sa -- Hut on the mountain / Can Xue -- The leader's demise / Han Shaogong -- A story / Chen Cun -- Dogshit food / Liu Heng -- Autumn waters / Mo Yan -- Fin de siècle splendor / Zhu Tianwen -- Lucky worries about his country / Zhang Dachun -- Octday / Tie Ning -- On the road at eighteen / Yu Hua -- Escape / Su Tong.

- Poetry, 1918-1949.

  • Love's inspiration ; Chance / Xu Zhimo -- Dead water ; One sentence ; Prayer / Wen Yiduo -- Woman abandoned ; Never to return / Li Jinfa -- Sonnet 2 ; Sonnet 4 ; Sonnet 27 / Feng Zhi -- Rainy alley ; Written on a prison wall ; With my injured hand / Dai Wangshu -- A Buddhist monk ; A round treasure box ; Feverish night / Bian Zhilin -- Snow falls on China's land ; The north / Ai Qing -- Prophecy ; Thinking of a friend at year's end ; Autumn / He Qifang -- A glance ; The lotus flower / Zheng Min. Poetry, 1949-1976. Spring dancing ; A wolf / Ji Xian -- Self ; Song of wisdom / Mu Dan -- Kingdom of solitude ; Under the Bodhi tree / Zhou Mengdie -- If there's a war raging afar ; Nostalgia ; The white jade bitter gourd / Yu Guangzhong -- Beyond the fog ; City : Saigon, 1967 ; Following the sound of rain into the mountains ; No rain / Luo Fu -- Salt ; Paris ; The colonel / Ya Xian -- Pagoda ; Grenz-taverne ; Clear and bright : in the grave / Zheng Chouyu -- Moth ; Vagabond / Bai Qiu -- The river's fancy ; The pursuit / Ye Weilian -- The story of the stone ; Debate on rugged mountain / Dai Tian -- Song of gray hair ; After the snow ; Geometry : river goddess / Yang Mu -- The deluded dream ; Fire on the sea floor / Xiong Hong.

- Poetry since 1976.

  • Autumn meditation ; A willow leaf double saber / Zhang Cuo -- A night prayer ; When you are naked, you have everything / Huang Guobin -- Six ways of eating watermelons / Luo Qing -- Declaration ; Résumé ; Another legend / Bei Dao -- When you walk past my window ; A roadside encounter ; Assembly line / Shu Ting -- When we finally turn fifty ; Surgery ward / Wang Xiaolong -- To a nine-year-old girl killed in the massacre ; The dead in exile / Yang Lian -- An ending ; Curriculum vitae / Gu Cheng -- Mad woman / Anonymous. Essays, 1918-1949. On Hong Kong / Lu Xun -- from Wild Grass. Epigraph ; Autumn night ; Hope / Lu Xun -- The evolution of the male sex / Lu Xun -- In praise of mutes ; The aging of ghosts ; Reading on the toilet / Zhuo Zuoren -- My turn at quitting smoking ; The monks of Hangzhou / Lin Yutang -- Haste ; Spring ; The silhouette of his back ; The moonlit lotus pond / Zhu Ziqing -- Bombs in Yishan / Feng Zikai -- Sickness ; Haircuts / Liang Shiqiu -- The priceless moments of a spring morn : idle ; Thoughts of an idle fellow / Liang Yuchun.

- Essays, 1949-1976.

  • On shopping ; On the beauty of bare feet / Lin Yutang -- On time ; Snow / Liang Shiqiu -- Abacus / Pan Qijun -- Our very first telephone / Wu Luqin -- Thus friends absent speak / Yu Guangzhong -- Nineteen seventy-two / Yang Mu.

- Essays since 1976.

  • Remembering Xiao San / Ba Jin -- Living hell / Wen Jieruo -- A bizarre kind of robbery / Xiao Wenyuan -- Musing on things read at night / Dong Qiao.

Resources in Chinese

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Used for: Literature, Liberal Arts, Humanities

Library copy: Hesburgh Library Reference Desk LB 2369 .G53 2016.  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Printed 8th ed., 2016.

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