This revised and expanded edition of the first comprehensive study of Occidentalism in post-Mao China includes a new preface, foreword, and chapter on Chinese diaspora writings in the Chinese language. Presenting an original model of comparative literary and cultural studies, Xiaomei Chen goes beyond Edward Said's construction in Orientalism of crosscultural appropriations as a defining facet of Western imperialism. Instead, she argues that the appropriation of Western discoursewhat she calls _Occidentalism_can actually have a politically and ideologically liberating effect on contemporary non-Western culture.
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Title: Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse on Post-Mao China
Author: Xiaomei Chen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Date Published: November 2002
Edition: 2nd Edition
Table of Contents:
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|1||Occidentalism as a Counter-Discourse: The He shang Controversy||23|
|2||Occidentalist Theater: Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Brecht as Counter Others||43|
|3||"Misunderstanding" Western Modernism: The Menglong Movement||59|
|4||A Wildman between the Orient and the Occident: Retro-Influence in Comparative Literary Studies||87|
|5||Wilder, Mei Lanfang, and Huang Zuolin: A "Suggestive Theater" Revisted||105|
|6||Fathers and Daughters in Early Modern Chinese Drama: On the Problematics of Occidentalism in Cross-Cultural/Gender Perspectives||121|
|7||China Writes Back: Reading Stories of the Chinese Diaspora||139|
|About the Author||259|
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