Cross-cultural Studies: China and the World, A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Zhang Longxi collects twelve essays by eminent scholars across several disciplines in Chinese and cross-cultural studies to celebrate Zhang Longxi’s scholarly achievements. As a leading scholar from post-Cultural Revolution China, Zhang Longxi’s academic career has set a milestone in cross-cultural studies between China and the world. With an introduction by Qian Suoqiao, and a prologue by Zhang Longxi himself, the volume features masterly essays by Ronald Egan, Torbjörn Lodén, Haun Saussy, Lothar von Falkenhausen, and Hwa Yol Jung among others, which will make significant contributions to Sinological and cross-cultural studies of themselves on the one hand, and demonstrate Zhang Longxi’s friendships and scholarly impact on the other.
Qian Suoqiao, Ph.D. (1996), University of California, Berkeley, is Professor (Chair) of Chinese Studies at Newcastle University, UK. He has published monographs, translations and many articles on Chinese and cross-cultural studies, including
Liberal Cosmopolitan: Lin Yutang and Middling Chinese Modernity (Brill, 2011).
Series Editors' Foreword
Introduction Qian Zhongshu, Zhang Longxi and Modern Chinese Scholarship Qian Suoqiao
Prologue Looking Backwards at Worlds Apart Zhang Longxi
Part I. Sinological Studies: China and Her “Others” in History
Chapter 1 A Han Official Serves the Jurchen: Zhao Bingwen’s Poetic Reflections on Rival States and Cultures Ronald Egan
Chapter 2 Dwelling in the Texts: Toward an Ethnopoetics of Zhu Xi and Daoxue Lionel M Jensen
Chapter 3 Some Thoughts on Writing the History of Chinese Thought Torbjörn Lodén
Chapter 4 China and Japan: Dichotomies and Diglossia in Japanese Literary History Gunilla Lindberg-Wada
Part II. Comparative Cultural Studies: East and West
Chapter 5 Antiquarianism in China and Europe: Reflections on Momigliano Lothar von Falkenhausen
Chapter 6 Cosmology, Divination and Semiotics: Chinese and Greek Lisa Raphals
Chapter 7 Matteo Ricci the Daoist Haun Saussy
Chapter 8 “That roar which lies on the other side of silence”: Comparing Hong Lou Meng, Middlemarch, and Other Masterpieces of Western Narrative Donald Stone
Part III. Cultural Theory: China and the World
Chapter 9 Zhang Longxi’s Contribution to World Literature in the Globalizing World of Multiculturalism: A Tribute Hwa Yol Jung
Chapter 10 To Honor the Language of Truth: Reflections on Nietzsche, Bialik, Chen Yinke and Zhang Longxi Vera Schwarcz
Chapter 11 Mao’s China Abroad, and Its Homecoming: A Comedy of Cross-Culturing in Two Acts Guo Jian
Chapter 12 Memory, Rhizome and Postmodern Sensitivity: Wong Kar-wai and Brazilian Films Denize Araujo
Epilogue The Saintly and the Suborned Timothy Mo
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All interested in Chinese and cross-cultural studies, including traditional sinological studies and studies in cultural theory involving China and the world, across several disciplines: comparative literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, film studies, cultural studies.