Orient and Empire in British Writing
By (author) Douglas Kerr
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Eastern Figures by Douglas Kerr
Book DescriptionEastern Figures is a literary history with a difference. It examines British writing about the East - centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific - in the colonial and postcolonial period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789622099357
(236mm x 157mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
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Divided in two parts, this work also presents a translation of Chinese essays that bear on two contemporary debates in China: one on the canonicity of Lu Xun and the other on the problem of how to reform Peking University in the context of globalization.
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Author Biography - Douglas Kerr
Douglas Kerr is Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Wilfred Owen's Voices, George Orwell, and co-editor, with Julia Kuehn, of A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. He is also a founding co-editor of Critical Zone: A Forum of Chinese and Western Knowledge.
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