From the Back Cover
"Julia Lovells wonderfully nuanced examination of Chinas Nobel complex will be essential reading for students of modern Chinese culture. It will also be valued by anyone with an interest in world literature and by those who follow Chinese foreign policy. The book is clearly, even eloquently written and offers stimulating, clear-headed discussion of many timely and complex aspects of Chinas literary and cultural scene." Richard Kraus, University of Oregon
"This is a thorough and insightful study that pleasantly surprises with the wide scope of its coverage. The author has really mastered the major issues and debates in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture. The book will be particularly valuable to students, scholars, and a general audience interested in a quick survey of modern Chinese intellectual history. The author's substantial interviews with key intellectual leaders of Chinas literary scene are valuable and help flesh out the larger! picture." Xiaomei Chen, University of California, Davis
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About the Author
Julia Lovell is research fellow in Chinese literature and history at Queen's College, Cambridge.