The persistence of "Cathay" in world literature

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    In his article "The Persistence of 'Cathay' in World Literature" Eugene Eoyang argues that China has only recently begun to occupy a place in world literatures as evidenced by the absence of Chinese literature from the early editions of the widely adopted Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and its token representations in subsequent editions. "Orientalized" images of China still persist partly stemming from the continuing currency of stereotyped images of the Chinese promoted by publishers, by Western Sinologists, and even by expatriate Chinese. A cottage industry has developed which privileges the study of images of China (however distorted and oversimplified) over the often more intractable and less exotic complexities of Chinese literature and Chinese reality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number16
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Number of pages10
    JournalCLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture
    Volume15
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

    Fingerprint

    persistence
    edition
    China
    outwork industry
    currency
    privilege
    literature
    Persistence
    World Literature
    Chinese Literature
    Industry
    Earlier Edition
    Anthology
    Cottage
    Currency
    Privilege

    Cite this

    @article{8e66be6a5d874253ac73d4300a7ec44c,
    title = "The persistence of {"}Cathay{"} in world literature",
    abstract = "In his article {"}The Persistence of 'Cathay' in World Literature{"} Eugene Eoyang argues that China has only recently begun to occupy a place in world literatures as evidenced by the absence of Chinese literature from the early editions of the widely adopted Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and its token representations in subsequent editions. {"}Orientalized{"} images of China still persist partly stemming from the continuing currency of stereotyped images of the Chinese promoted by publishers, by Western Sinologists, and even by expatriate Chinese. A cottage industry has developed which privileges the study of images of China (however distorted and oversimplified) over the often more intractable and less exotic complexities of Chinese literature and Chinese reality.",
    author = "Eugene EOYANG",
    year = "2013",
    month = "12",
    doi = "10.7771/1481-4374.2349",
    language = "English",
    volume = "15",
    pages = "1--10",
    journal = "CLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture",
    issn = "1481-4374",
    publisher = "Purdue University Press",
    number = "5",

    }

    The persistence of "Cathay" in world literature. / EOYANG, Eugene.

    In: CLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture, Vol. 15, No. 5, 16, 12.2013, p. 1-10.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - The persistence of "Cathay" in world literature

    AU - EOYANG, Eugene

    PY - 2013/12

    Y1 - 2013/12

    N2 - In his article "The Persistence of 'Cathay' in World Literature" Eugene Eoyang argues that China has only recently begun to occupy a place in world literatures as evidenced by the absence of Chinese literature from the early editions of the widely adopted Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and its token representations in subsequent editions. "Orientalized" images of China still persist partly stemming from the continuing currency of stereotyped images of the Chinese promoted by publishers, by Western Sinologists, and even by expatriate Chinese. A cottage industry has developed which privileges the study of images of China (however distorted and oversimplified) over the often more intractable and less exotic complexities of Chinese literature and Chinese reality.

    AB - In his article "The Persistence of 'Cathay' in World Literature" Eugene Eoyang argues that China has only recently begun to occupy a place in world literatures as evidenced by the absence of Chinese literature from the early editions of the widely adopted Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces and its token representations in subsequent editions. "Orientalized" images of China still persist partly stemming from the continuing currency of stereotyped images of the Chinese promoted by publishers, by Western Sinologists, and even by expatriate Chinese. A cottage industry has developed which privileges the study of images of China (however distorted and oversimplified) over the often more intractable and less exotic complexities of Chinese literature and Chinese reality.

    UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/6640

    UR - https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84893453320&doi=10.7771%2f1481-4374.2349&partnerID=40&md5=586ff0fd2ca57b48076cc686f400361f

    U2 - 10.7771/1481-4374.2349

    DO - 10.7771/1481-4374.2349

    M3 - Journal Article (refereed)

    VL - 15

    SP - 1

    EP - 10

    JO - CLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture

    JF - CLCWeb - Comparative Literature and Culture

    SN - 1481-4374

    IS - 5

    M1 - 16

    ER -