A Bibliography of Studies and Translations of Modern Chinese Literature, 1918–1942
by Donald Gibbs and Yun-chen Li
Harvard University Press, 1975
Cloth: 978-0-674-07111-7
Library of Congress Classification Z3108.L5G52
Dewey Decimal Classification 016.895108005


This is the first complete bibliography of the developing field of Republican-period Chinese literature. The bibliography lists all studies in Western European languages, including doctoral and masters’ theses, as well as all known translations into English of Chinese literary works of the period 1918–1942.

The era between imperial China and Communist China is one of uniqueness in Chinese history, and is a pivotal period in more ways than we can yet realize. The novels, plays, poetry, and essays of this era, apart from their intrinsic interest, furnish Westerners with an inside view of how it felt to be Chinese during this troubled time. By means of this bibliography it will now be possible for teachers systematically to develop literature-in-translation courses or supplementary reading lists to enable those who do not read Chinese to penetrate areas of Chinese life heretofore closed off.

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