The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

second edition

Edited by Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt

Columbia University Press

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

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Pub Date: February 2007

ISBN: 9780231138413

784 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00£35.00

Pub Date: February 2007

ISBN: 9780231138406

784 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $125.00£97.00

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

second edition

Edited by Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt

Columbia University Press

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature has long been a definitive resource for Chinese literature in translation, offering a complete overview of twentieth-century writing from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and making inroads into the twenty-first century as well. In this new edition Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt have selected fresh works from familiar authors and have augmented the collection with poetry, stories from the colonial period in Taiwan, literature by Tibetan authors, samplings from the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution, stories by post-Mao authors Wang Anyi and Gao Xingjian, literature with a homosexual theme, and examples from the modern "cruel youth" movement. Lau and Goldblatt have also updated their notes and their biographies of featured writers and poets. Now fully up to date, this critical resource more than ever provides readers with a thorough introduction to Chinese society and culture.
Perhaps no one could be better suited to expanding the canonical limits than Lau and Goldblatt... this volume, with its Columbia label, its editors' stature, and its certifiable claim to be the first comprehensive anthology of its kind, cannot but achieve an instant authority. Voice Literary Supplement
All the important modern writers are included... the overall quality of this volume is very high, making it easy to recommend this book for anyone interested in modern China and its development. New Asia Review
This anthology is a great introduction to some of the very best in Chinese language fiction, poetry, and essays. Terry Hong, The Bloomsbury Review
This work is likely to remain the definitive survey for its field. Choice

About the Author

Joseph S. M. Lau is professor of Chinese Literature at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the editor of Chinese Stories from Taiwan and coeditor of Traditional Chinese Stories: Themes and Variationsand Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas: 1919-1949.Howard Goldblatt is professor of East Asian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame and an internationally renowned translator. He has published English translations of more than thirty novels and short story collections and has authored many books on Chinese literature.