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Author: ZHANG Yaquan

Dianjianglu 点将录 (the record of the ranked poets) should be considered a method of literary criticism with distinct characteristics in terms of its form and content. Dianjianglu has an independent form, an inclusive content and openness. It has both the casualness of traditional poetic verse and the commentary and preciseness of modern essays and books. In addition, dianjianglu expresses the essence of traditional Chinese literary criticism and also maintained a flexible form. Thus, the national characteristics and the modern significance of dianjianglu should be given more attention.

In: Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
Author: WU Jun

Taking the profound impacts of generalized system, new electronic media, and subculture into consideration, this paper holds that, presently China has entered an era of comprehensive social transition, along with the tendency that the era of the former unified or centralized literature (criticism) values will come to an end. For this reason, literary criticism will probably go into public space in a generalized form. The formation and bearing of public reason and social justice or moral law should become the conscious duty of current literary criticism. This article, whose textbook cases arise, in the main, out of Renmin wenxue put out from 1949 to 1976, states how the accredited commission to write on the given topics in the general sense has acquired the special status of political culture, and therefore assumed the specially-designated significance, function and value in the literary institution of modern China. And organizing manuscripts not only occupies a direct role in being involved in the creation of literature, but also makes a subtly different history of literature that gives a reflection of the politically motivating force for the authorized literary compositions.

In: Frontiers of Literary Studies in China
Author: Vesna Trijić

of contemporary literary criticism to Internet portals, the result will be its increased dispersion, making criticism, by nature already fragmentary, not only invisible but literally transforming it into empty talk. If, on the other hand, literary criticism tries to ‘migrate’ into literary

In: Transcultural Studies

Literary criticism is the practice of assessing all kinds of literature in order to give the reading public guidance regarding recent publications, based on contemporary aesthetic and cultural values. Literary criticism also scrutinizes canonized classical texts and considers aspects of literary

Literary criticism seeks to appraise the value, quality, form, or meaning of literary and other artistic productions or cultural artifacts. “Criticism” is derived from the Gk. verb krinō, “discern, judge.” In some cases literary criticism is synonymous with hermeneutics or other methods of

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

[German version] Literary criticism (LC) (from Greek krínein) refers, in antiquity, to the process of ‘differentiating’ between and ‘evaluating’ different kinds of language - literary and non-literary - and their positive effects and respective benefit for the societies in which both types of texts

In: Brill's New Pauly Online