Perfect worlds : utopian fiction in China and the West / Douwe Fokkema.

"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
Published:Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2011]
Table of Contents:
  • Chinese Occidentalism: The Nostalgia for a Utopian Past Gives Way to the Idea of Progress: H.G. Wells and the Modern Utopia
  • Dystopian Fiction in the Soviet Union, Proletkult, and Socialist-Realist Utopianism
  • Mao Zedong's Utopian Thought and the Post-Mao Imaginative Response
  • Utopias, Dystopias, and Their Hybrid Variants in Europe and America since World War I
  • Concluding Observations.