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  • Zhou Zuoren 周作人散文選

Zhou Zuoren 周作人散文選

Selected Essays

Zhou Zuoren (周作人) / Translated by David E. Pollard

English, Chinese , 2006/04 Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Literature, Translation, Bilingual, Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature

213 x 140 mm , 300pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-996-198-5

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Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967) was the most esteemed Chinese exponent of the familiar essay in the first half of the twentieth century, and he continues to be widely read and studied. The appeal of his essays lies in both content and manner. Given his knowledge of his own civilisation of China, and those of Europe and Japan, there was practically nothing he did not write about. As for manner, he was unusual in so evidently thinking and speaking for himself, in an age of widespread factionalism. Behind his deliberately dull and pedantic exterior, the reader is aware of firm beliefs and strong currents of emotion.

Based on a life-long study of Zhou's writings David Pollard has selected 29 pieces, some long some short, that exemplify his range: they extend from the mild and leisurely (for which he was famous) to the quizzical, despondent, exasperated, and even outraged.





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