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Krista Van Fleit Hang

of the PRC in 1949 and the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966. 10 Hong Zicheng’s appraisal of the novel is representative: “[The novel] is about both the story of the path of modern intellectuals and, in addition, it devotes a certain amount of subject matter to the fate of women. Lin Daojing

The Limits of Cyclization

Friedrich Schlegel’s Notes ‘On Philology’ as a Form of the Novel Lucinde

Christoph König

philological epic, the historicist distance from what is commented on (which Goethe was painfully aware of in Hermann and Dorothea ) becomes part of literary knowledge. And so on. Two things happen here. First, philology is subjected to the gravitational pull of literary genres and their world: this is

Calligraphic Africa

Notes toward the Location of Philology in Africa

Shamil Jeppie

the forms of fiction and non-fiction, books and journalism are all the subject of study. One thinks here of an intellectual like Solomon Plaatje (1876-1932), whose output covered a range of genres including the novel (the first novel by a black South African), non-fiction, and translations of

Mingwei Song

, and very likely the best-known foreign literary character for people living through Mao’s era. In the story, Pawel Korchagin is a Ukrainian youth who devotes his life to the cause of the Russian revolution, subjects himself to the disciplines of the Party, and goes through all kinds of imaginable (and

Qingwei Sun (孫慶偉)

Translator Ady Van den Stock

the Xia state.” 7 The real importance of emphasizing the precise importance of the term “Xia people” is making clear who counts as the main subject of research into Xia culture. Does “Xia ethnic group” merely refer to members of the Xiahou clan? Does it have a wider meaning, including all clans with

Textuality on the Brahmanical ‘Frontier’

The Genre of the Sanskrit Purāṇas

Travis L. Smith

reading in explaining the incongruity between the pañcalakṣaṇa and actual Purāṇic content: the pañcalakṣaṇa scheme, they argue, represented contents of an early Purāṇa corpus. The remaining material—that is, the vast majority of Purāṇic subject matter—was interpolated later by various “priestly

Islam Dayeh

much as by the subjects they study. Philological encounters engages in the study of the discovery of difference that came about due to the real-life encounters between professionals and interpreters of texts, languages and cultures across the globe. This approach outlines an avenue of research

Qurʾānic Studies and Historical-Critical Philology

The Qurʾān’s Staging, Penetrating and Eclipsing of Biblical Tradition

Angelika Neuwirth

into a suitable form for divine service, and subsequently subjected to exegesis to make it accessible to mankind. The fact that that text in its entirety was not at the disposal of the proclaimer but was only conveyed to him as fragmentary recollections does not contradict this. Since the scriptural

Cultural Geographies of the Malay World

Textual Trajectories in the Indian Ocean

Sumit K. Mandal

for the Malay world thus has a narrative counterpart whose own complex trajectories are the subject of the articles by Mulaika Hijjas, Sumit Mandal, and Iza Hussin. Ideas: Transregional Narratives and Agency Hijjas, Mandal, and Hussin delve into their respective texts to explore the choices made at

Intellectual Captivity

Literary Theory, World Literature, and the Ethics of Interpretation

Chen Bar-Itzhak

Letters , and further discussed and developed by others, also play a similar part in the flow and circulation of literary concepts, theories, and epistemologies. I hope this subject will be taken up for a more systematic analysis in the sociology of ideas and knowledge, as I believe it can open our eyes