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Author Da, Nan Z., author.

Title Intransitive encounter : Sino-U.S. literatures and the limits of exchange / Nan Z. Da.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Intransitivity -- Indifference in the open: squandering Washington Irving -- Extreme reformality: burning bridges with Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Incommunicative exchange: Yung Wing's impersonal schemes -- The things things do not have to say: Longfellow to Dong Xun -- Open books: Qiu Jin's feminist reading time -- Harmless exaggeration: Edith Eaton's tweaks and glitches -- Epilogue: untracking encounter -- Appendix 1. A note on Chinese language appearances in the book -- Appendix 2. Lexicon -- Appendix 3. Historical movements, treaties, organizations, institutions -- Appendix 4. List of Chinese book, essay, and magazine titles -- Appendix 5. List of Chinese names.
Summary "In Intransitive Encounter, Nan Da argues that the transnational readings of literary and cultural exchanges often read too much into their significance or mistake the nature of that interaction. The push to characterize these exchanges as developing a cosmopolitanism or producing elements of cultural imperialism misses the particularities or limits of cross-cultural interactions. Taking a closer look at a series of encounters among Chinese and American writers, scholars, and activists during the nineteenth century, Nan Da considers how ideas from other cultures were actually thought about and used in ways to preserve their own national traditions or in ways quite different than their original intent. The book is structured around different episodes of exchange that includes such figures as Washington Irving, Emerson, Yung Wing (founder of the Chinese Educational Mission at Yale), Longfellow, and Chinese and American feminist writers at the end of the century"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Chinese influences.
United States -- Relations -- China.
Chinese literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Chinese literature -- American influences.
China -- Relations -- United States.
Culture in literature.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Added Title Sino-U.S. literatures and the limits of exchange
Other Form: Print version: Da, Nan Z. Intransitive encounter. New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] 9780231188029 (DLC) 2018016138 (OCoLC)1035433057
ISBN 9780231547628 (electronic book)
0231547625 (electronic book)
9780231188029 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0231188021 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780231188036 (paperback)
023118803X (paperback)