About the Book:
A value system in constant change; a longing for stability amid uncertainties about the future; a new consciousness about the unlimited challenges and aspirations in modern life: these are themes in modern Chinese literature that attract the attention of overseas readers as well as its domestic audience. They also provide Chinese and foreign literary researchers with complex questions about human life and achievements that search beyond national identities for global interaction and exchange. This volume presents ten outstanding essays by Chinese and European scholars who have undertaken such exchange for the purpose of examining the individual and society in modern Chinese literature.
About the Editor:
Artur K. Wardega, S.J. (万德化) is Director of the Macau Ricci Institute, China, specializing in 20th century Chinese and French literatures. His latest publications include a trilingual book entitled, The technique of mise en abyme as employed in André Gide’s The Counterfeiters (Central Compilation & Translation Press, Beijing, 2007) and in French a translation of the novel 笠山农场 Li Shan Nongchang by 钟理和 Zhong Lihe (1915-1960), a renowned Hakka writer, under the title La ferme de la montagne Li (Artois Presses Université, Collection Confucius, Arras, France, 2010). He has edited the 2007 MRI Symposium proceedings under the title: Belief, History and Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2009. Together with Dr. Anders Hansson he has edited Portrait of a Jesuit: Matteo Ricci (MRI Jesuítas Publication Series), Macau Ricci Institute, 2010. This year he has edited trilingual book jointly published by the MRI and Centre Sèvres of Paris, Playing Bach in France and in China: An Encounter of Musicians in Macau , Macau, 2011.