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Author Scheen, Lena
Title Shanghai Literary Imaginings : A City in Transformation
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2015
©2015
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Descript 1 online resource (283 pages)
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Series Asian Cities Ser. ; v.3
Asian Cities Ser
Note Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Conventions -- Introduction -- Shanghai Literary Imaginings: The City of Feeling Rising out of the City of Fact -- The City of Fact -- A City in Transformation -- Literature in Shanghai and Shanghai in Literature -- This Book -- 1. Mappings -- Drawing Mental Maps of Memories -- Mapping Shanghai -- "City Map": The Series and the Authors -- Literary Maps and Mental Maps -- Mapping Memories -- A Mental Map of Hongkou -- Concluding Remarks -- 2. Seduction -- Reproducing the City as Femme Fatale -- Weihui and Ge Hongbing: Life and Works -- Critical Reception: Selling Her Body and Selling His Intellect -- A Complicated Love Affair: Shanghai and the Femme Fatale -- Weihui: The Screaming Body of a Shanghai Babe -- Ge Hongbing: Whispering Souls on a Sandbed -- An Imagined Love Affair: Coco and Zhuge -- Concluding Remarks -- 3. Nostalgia -- Restoring Old Buildings to Rewrite the Past -- Wang Anyi and Chen Danyan: Life and Works -- Shanghai Nostalgia: A Culture of Reappearance -- Wang Anyi: The Song of Everlasting Sorrow of Shanghai's Longtang -- Chen Danyan: The Literary Preservation of Shanghai Memorabilia -- Concluding Remarks -- 4. Escape -- Mian Mian and Jin Haishu: Life and Works -- Transformation and the Notion of Escape -- Mian Mian: Escape into the Crowd -- Jin Haishu: Escape into the Garbage Dump -- Mian Mian and Jin Haishu: Escape into the Bathroom -- Concluding Remarks -- In Conclusion -- The Shape of a City Changes Faster than the Human Heart Can Tell -- Glossary -- Works Cited -- Index -- List of Figures -- Figure 1.1  The cover of the story collection City Map and two of its stories' first publication in the journal Shanghai Literature -- Figure 1.2  A map of Shanghai (1919), from the Library of Congress -- Figure 1.3  Literary Map 1: The main settings of the stories in City Map
Figure 1.4  Literary Map 2: The urban elements in the stories "Come Over" and "Hongkou Anecdote" -- Figure 1.5  Hand-drawn maps by Yin Huifen (left) and Ding Liying -- Figure 1.6  The maps of "Born on Sichuan North Road" (left) and "Bangbeinese" (grey texture in river added) -- Figure 1.7  The maps of "Fading Palace" (left) and "This Shore and the Other Shore" (grey texture in rivers added) -- Figure 2.1  The song 'Miss Shanghai', by cartoonist Friedrich Schiff (1908‑68 -- resident in Shanghai from 1930 until 1947) -- Figure 3.1  From left to right: the covers of Wang Anyi's In Search of Shanghai and The Song of Everlasting Sorrow, and Chen Danyan's Shanghai Trilogy -- List of Tables -- Table 1.1  Table of the authors of the stories collection City Map -- Table 1.2  The table of contents of the stories collection City Map -- Table 2.1  Fragments from Shanghai Babe and Sandbed
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Scheen, Lena Shanghai Literary Imaginings : A City in Transformation Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2015 9789089645876
Subject Chinese literature -- History and criticism.;Chinese literature -- China -- Shanghai
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