Split consciousness : the dialectics of desire in Camel Xiangzi

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    Abstract

    This paper attempts to describe the possible operation of a dialectic of desire in the ideological subtext of modern Chinese realism. By tracing the dialectical interaction between subjectivity ("that which is") and objectivity ("other than itself"), I shall try to locate the root of desire——in its various forms as the desire to work, to love, to survive, and to represent——as hidden or manifested in the text of Lao She's most powerful realist novel, Luotuo Xiangzi [Camel Xiangzi].
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-195
    Number of pages25
    JournalModern Chinese Literature = 中國現代文學
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1986

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    Split consciousness : the dialectics of desire in Camel Xiangzi. / CHAN, Ching Kiu, Stephen.

    In: Modern Chinese Literature = 中國現代文學, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.10.1986, p. 171-195.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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