The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris
This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and...
To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge
Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia
In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought...
Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge