Perfect worlds : utopian fiction in China and the West /

"Perfect Worlds offers an extensive historical analysis of utopian narratives in the Chinese and Euro-American traditions. This comparative study discusses, among other things, More's criticism of Plato, the European orientalist search for utopia in China, Wells's Modern Utopia and hi...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Fokkema, Douwe Wessel, 1931-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2011]
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Summary:"Perfect Worlds offers an extensive historical analysis of utopian narratives in the Chinese and Euro-American traditions. This comparative study discusses, among other things, More's criticism of Plato, the European orientalist search for utopia in China, Wells's Modern Utopia and his talk with Stalin, Chinese writers constructing their Confucianist utopia, traces of Daoism in Mao Zedong's utopianism and politics and finally the rise of dystopian writing - a negative expression of the utopian impulse - in Europe and America as well as in China"--P. 4 of cover.
Physical Description:1 electronic resource (448 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-430) and indexes.
ISBN:904851486X
9789048514861
Access:Access limited to authorized users.