Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 6: Contemporary Tibetan Literary Studies

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These essential readings in the emerging field of Tibetan literary studies offer specialists and non-specialists provocative new studies of contemporary Tibetan literature and criticism, ranging from discussions of individual works to theoretical interventions. The nature of Tibetan literature as both a regional voice within China and a transnational voice in the world is explored by L. Hartley on the relationship between the terms rtsom-rig, wen, and literature, F. Robin on historical fiction, L. Maconi on literature in the Yunnan Tibetan areas, T. Dhondup on Mongolian-Tibetan writers, J. Drakpa on poetic explication, P. Schiaffini on the creation of Tibetan subjectivities, F.X. Erhard on magical realism, and Gray Tuttle’s interview with writer and critic Pema Bhum.
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Biographical Note

Steven J. Venturino , Ph.D. (2000), teaches literature and criticism at Loyola University Chicago. His work has appeared in the journals Diaspora, World Literature Today and Boundary 2, and in Constructing Tibetan Culture (1997) and Sinographies: Writing China (2007).

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Academic libraries, all those interested in contemporary Tibetan and Chinese literature and literary history, as well as students and scholars of literary theory, comparative literature, and world literature.

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