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Mapping Modern Beijing: Space, Emotion, Literary Topography

Weijie Song


Mapping Modern Beijing investigates five methods of representing Beijing- a warped hometown, a city of snapshots and manners, an aesthetic city, an imperial capital in comparative and cross-cultural perspective, and a displaced city on the Sinophone and diasporic postmemory—by authors traveling across mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and overseas Sinophone and non-Chinese communities. The metamorphosis of Beijing’s everyday spaces and the structural transformation of private and public emotions unfold Manchu writer Lao She’s Beijing complex about a warped native city. Zhang Henshui’s popular ... More

Keywords: Beijing, modernity, literary history, urban memory, emotional topography, cultural imagination, imperial capital, Republican city, socialist metropolis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190200671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190200671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Weijie Song, author
Associate Professor, Rutgers University Department of Asian Languages and Cultures