Vol. 10 (2021)
Osservatorio

Il dibattito accademico cinese riguardo alla produzione letteraria di autori cinesi e sinodiscendenti fuori dai confini nazionali

Tianyang Sun
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Published December 10, 2021

Abstract

This review presents some key issues in the mainland Chinese research on literary works of Chinese emigrants and authors of Chinese descent examining a series of recently published and representative papers. After a brief retrospection of the development of relative studies in the country, the author discusses the questions of denomination, methodology, and canon by juxtaposing opinions of various scholars. In the analysis a particular attention is given to the “Chineseness”, a concept sometimes mythicized by some essentialist discourses in the Chinese academia.

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