Co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Culture and Language Studies Department, this lecture, The Reception of Western Modernist Literature in China, will address how Western Modernist Literature has been received in China and examine how they find their way into not only the writings of Chinese writers but also the cultural landscape of both the nation and the individual, thus changing Chinese people’s perception of both China and the world. This lecture is open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Weiping Li is a professor of English Literature at the Shanghai International Studies University. His research focuses on British fiction, modernism and postmodernism in English and American literature, and James Joyce. In 2004, he was honored for his contribution to the development of education in China and was granted the “Special Government Allowance” by the State Council.
His major publications include Joyce’s Aesthetic Concept and Fictional Art (2000), A History of the Artistic Development of the English Novel (2003), The Character in British Fiction: A Critical History (2008), A History of British Women’s Fiction (2011), A History of British Short Fiction (2011), A History of British Literary Thought (2012), and A History of American Literary Thought (forthcoming).
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