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The Heart of Time: Moral Agency in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction

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By examining how narrative strategies reinforce or contest deterministic paradigms, this work describes modern Chinese fiction's unique contribution to ethical and literary debates over the possibility for meaningful moral action. How does Chinese fiction express the desire for freedom as well as fears of attendant responsibilities and abuses? How does it depict struggles ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press (first published October 31st 2006)
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