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Volume 1 No. 1, Inaugural Issue Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 issue of Chinese Literature Today features new work from award-winning author Bi Feiyu, spotlights the work of sinologist David Der-wei Wang, and also includes the work of Mo Yan, Bei Dao, and poets Xi Chuan and Zhai Yongming. Critical essays engage the contemporary Chinese literary experience, probing the boundary clashes between the city and the country, luxury and labor, gender and power. A special section explores the unique literary traditions of Beijing and Shanghai, the twin cities of modern Chinese literature.

Inaugural Issue - Summer 2010

FEATURED AUTHOR: BI FEIYU
06 Wang Village and the World by Bi Feiyu
11 Memory Is Unreliable by Bi Feiyu
13 Bi Feiyu's Voice by Li Jingze

 

CONTEMPORARY WRITERS: PROSE AND POEMS
16 Mustard by Bei Dao
20 A Writer Has a Nationality, but Literature Has No Boundary by Mo Yan
23 Five Poems by Zhai Yongming
28 Four Poems by Xi Chuan

 

CHINESE LITERATURE/CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
31 Who Touches the Iron of the Age: On Zheng Xiaoqiong's Poetry by Zhang Qinghua
36 The New Literature of the People: A Perspective on the Contemporary Chinese Literary Experience by Meng Fanhua
39 Body-Writing: Shanghai Baby's Love Affair with Transnational Capitalism by Hongwei Lu
45 Gender and Theater: Changing Images of Women on the Chinese Stage by Shiao-ling Yu

 

SPECIAL SECTION: BEIJING/SHANGHAI: THE TIWN CITIES OF MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE
54 The Birth, Rupture, and Death of Literary Shanghai by Wu Jun
57 Shanghai's Metropolitan Literature by Wang Xiaoyu
60 The Unhappiness of Old Master Guo by Tang Xuehua
65 Beijiing Voices by Lü Yue
71 Two Stories by He Qifang

 

WRITER INTERVIEW
80 Can Xue by Jonathan Griffith

 

FEATURED SCHOLAR: DAVID DER-WEI WANG
86 Opening Up "Modern Chinese Literature": A Conversation with David Der-wei Wang by Christopher G. Rea
92 Eileen Chang and The Fall of the Pagoda by David Der-wei Wang

 

IN EVERY ISSUE
03 Editor's Note
04 Contributors
99 Chinese Literature in Review
112 Pacific Bridge

 

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