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"Chinese Theories and Concepts of Fiction and the Issue of Transcultural Theories and Concepts of Fiction"
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. (kinesiska)
2014 (English)In: True Lies Worldwide: Fictionality in Global Contexts / [ed] Rydholm, Lena och Cullhed, Anders, Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2014, 3-29 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, I discuss some influential Chinese theories of fiction and concepts of fiction in ancient times, as well as some contemporary trends in Chinese theories of literature, genre and fiction. This involves discussing several aspects, such as concepts of literature, genre and fiction, the role and status of fiction, recent developments in fiction theory, and the impact of cultural values and political climate etc.. I will also discuss  certain features of Chinese theories of fiction and concepts of fiction in the context of influential theories and concepts of fiction in Western culture, such as those in Gregory Currie's The Nature of Fiction and  Kendall Walton Mimesis and Make-Believe. Are these theories applicable to Chinese fiction? Are they reconcilable with Chinese theories  and concepts of fiction? And finally, is it possible to create credible transcultural theories and concepts of fiction?

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Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2014. 3-29 p.
Keyword [en]
Chinese theories and concepts of fiction, transcultural fiction theory
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229003ISBN: 978-3-11-030312-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229003DiVA: diva2:735350
Available from: 2014-07-25 Created: 2014-07-25 Last updated: 2016-03-03

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