Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Republican BeijingThe City and Its Histories$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Madeleine YueDong and Reginald E. Zelnik

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230507

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230507.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 18 January 2018

Literature: Writing New Beijing

Literature: Writing New Beijing

Chapter:
(p.266) chapter 9 Literature: Writing New Beijing
Source:
Republican Beijing
Author(s):

Madeleine Yue Dong

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0010

This chapter examines literature in Republican Beijing, focusing on the work of Lao She. It argues that in his fictionalization of Republican Beijing, the novelist may have revealed more historical truth about the city than that which historians have been able to achieve. The chapter also describes the works of the so-called new intellectuals and suggests that while they appear as nostalgic as the old ones, their sentiment was not directed toward the same things or for the same reasons.

Keywords:   literature, Republican Beijing, Lao She, historical truth, new intellectuals

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.