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By Eric R. J. Hayot

China’ s profound impression at the avant-garde within the twentieth century used to be nowhere extra obvious than within the paintings of Ezra Pound, Bertolt Brecht, and the writers linked to the Parisian literary magazine Tel quel. Chinese Dreams explores the complicated, difficult courting among a variety of “ Chinas” — as texts— and the nation/culture identified easily as “ China” — their context— in the paintings of those writers. Eric Hayot calls into query the very technique of representing otherness within the heritage of the West and finally asks if it would be attainable to take care of the political that means of imagining the opposite, whereas nonetheless having fun with the pleasures and probabilities of such dreaming. the most recent version of this severely acclaimed ebook features a new preface by means of the author.

“ Lucid and available . . . a big contribution to the sector of East-West comparative experiences, Asian reports, and modernism.”

— Comparative Literature Studies

“ rather than attempting to decipher the indecipherable ‘ China’ in Western literary texts and demanding discourses, Hayot selected to teach us why and the way ‘ China’ has remained, and should most likely continually be, a fascinating, ever-elusive dream. His procedure is nuanced and clean, his research rigorous and illuminating.”

— Michelle Yeh, college of California, Davis

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