Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Sprachen und Kulturen Asiens, Afrikas und Ozeaniens 2022.12

A study on the influ­ence of ancient Chi­nese cul­tur­al clas­sics abroad in the 20th cen­tu­ry
BuchcoverThis book presents an exten­sive lit­er­ary sur­vey of the influ­ence of ancient Chi­nese cul­tur­al clas­sics around the globe, high­light­ing a mam­moth research project involv­ing over forty coun­tries or regions and more than twen­ty lan­guages. As the book reveals, ancient Chi­nese cul­ture was intro­duced to East Asian coun­tries or regions very ear­ly on; fur­ther­more, after the late Ming Dynasty, Chi­nese “knowhow” and ideas increas­ing­ly made inroads into the West. In par­tic­u­lar, the trans­la­tion of and research on Chi­nese clas­sics around the world have enabled Chi­nese cul­ture to take root and blos­som on an unprece­dent­ed scale.
In addi­tion to offer­ing a valu­able resource for read­ers inter­est­ed in cul­ture, the social sci­ences, and phi­los­o­phy, the book blazes new trails for the study of ancient Chi­nese cul­ture.
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African lit­er­a­tures as world lit­er­a­ture
BuchcoverThe enor­mous suc­cess of writ­ers such as Teju Cole and Chi­ma­man­da Ngozi Adichie demon­strates that African lit­er­a­tures are now an inter­na­tion­al phe­nom­e­non. But the appar­ent glob­al leg­i­bil­i­ty of a small num­ber of (most­ly Anglo­phone) writ­ers in the dias­po­ra rais­es the ques­tion of how lit­er­ary pro­duc­ers from the con­ti­nent, both past and present, have sit­u­at­ed their work in rela­tion to the world and the kinds of mate­r­i­al net­works to which this cor­re­sponds. This col­lec­tion shows how lit­er­a­tures from across the African con­ti­nent engage with con­cep­tu­al­iza­tions of “the world” in rela­tion to local social and polit­i­cal issues.
Focus­ing on a wide vari­ety of geo­graph­ic, his­tor­i­cal, and lin­guis­tic con­texts, the essays in this vol­ume seek answers to the fol­low­ing ques­tions: What are the topogra­phies of “the world” in dif­fer­ent lit­er­ary texts and tra­di­tions? What are that world’s lim­its, bound­aries, and pos­si­bil­i­ties? How do ques­tions of lit­er­ary form–realism, oral epic, lyric poetry–affect the pre­sen­ta­tion of world­li­ness? What are the mate­r­i­al net­works of cir­cu­la­tion that allow African lit­er­a­tures to become world lit­er­a­ture? African lit­er­a­tures, it emerges, do impor­tant the­o­ret­i­cal work that speaks to the very core of world lit­er­ary stud­ies today.
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