By Kay Li
This e-book explores the cultural bridges connecting George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, corresponding to Charles Dickens and Arthur Miller, to China. studying readings, variations, and connections of Shaw in China throughout the lens of chinese language tradition, Li information the negotiations among the centred and culturally particular standpoints of jap and western tradition whereas additionally investigating the concurrently subtle, multi-focal, and accomplished views that create strategic moments that desire cross-cultural readings.
With resources starting from Shaw's connections along with his contemporaries in China to modern chinese language motion pictures and interpretations of Shaw within the electronic area, Li relates the worldwide impression of not just what chinese language lenses can show approximately Shaw's international, yet how intercultural and interdisciplinary readings can shed new mild on established and vague works alike.
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2). In addition to his missionary training, Benoist had completed astronomical studies in Paris. His works included the huge decorative foundations in the royal gardens at Beijing, complete with European houses and a water clock that announced the twelve units of the day (the Chinese way of telling time) with a jet of water forced through the mouths of twelve Chinese zodiac animals marking the hours. The Qianlong Emperor was interested in Western science, and Benoist taught him how to use the reflecting telescope.
Shaw Abroad, ed. Rodelle Weintraub (University Park: Penn State University Press, 1985), 236. 9. htm. PART I Shaw and His Contemporaries: The Chinese Angle as Culturally Specific CHAPTER 2 Seeing China: Shaw and His Contemporaries This chapter will examine how Shaw and some of his contemporaries saw China. Ironically, Shaw’s rhetoric on China partook of both nineteenthcentury colonial and imperialist discourse and of the early twentiethcentury critique of colonialism and rampant imperialism at the height of rising local nationalism, socialism, and calls for pacifism.
Bernard Shaw’s Bridges to Chinese Culture by Kay Li