|Ah Q archaeology : Lu Xun, Ah Q, Ah Q progeny and the national character discourse in twentieth century China|
|Author||Foster, Paul B., 1960-|
|Pub. Location||Lanham, MD||Publisher||Lexington Books|
|Date||2006||Phys. Desc.||xii, 401 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Dir. Office Gallery North||Call Number||PL2754.S5 Z6612 2006|
|Ah Q archaeology : Lu Xun, Ah Q, Ah Q progeny and the national character discourse in twentieth century China / Paul B. Foster.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-390) and index.
1. General discursive trajectories of Lu Xun, Ah Q and national character in China -- 2. The historical context of national character in China : ironic nationalism -- 3. Lu Xun's late Qing essays : the foundations of his engagement with the national character discourse -- 4. The trajectory of national character in Lu Xun's writings (1918-1936) -- 5. Ah Q and the critique of national character : Lu Xun's attack on national essence and Chinese spiritual culture -- 6. Lu Xun and the construction of the Ah Q discourse (1922-1949) -- 7. The ironic inflation of Chinese national character : Lu Xun's international reputation, Romain Rolland's critique of "The true story of Ah Q" and the Nobel Prize.
See Library of Congress detailed contents note.