Brushing History against the Grain: Reading the Chinese New Historical Fiction (1986-1999)

Synopsis

This book explores some essential features of the Chinese new historical fiction (NHF) and its socio-cultural implications. It argues that the NHF constitutes an oppositional discourse that rejects, both the grand narrative of linear (revolutionary) history, which dominates Chinese official historiography, and naïve confidence in 'Chinese modernity.'

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hong Kong
Publication year:
  • 2005