"One of the author's greatest strengths is her ability to understand China and Chinese writers in their own historical, lived contexts, and to explain how this has influenced the ways they conceive of literature... Highly recommended." -- "Choice"
One of the most erudite scholars in the field takes on nearly all the crucial issues of twentieth-century Chinese literature in a panoramic and penetrating manner. This book is destined to become an indispensable reference for many years to come.
(William Tay, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego)