In studying Wenxin diaolong, we have two major objectives. The first is to present a critical introduction to its three broad areas of focus: cultural traditions, literary creation, and rhetorical art. We explore these areas in four interlocking sets of papers. The second objective is to examine these areas from new perspectives. As newcomers to the study of Wenxin dialong, we believe that we have the advantage of looking at this masterwork through unjaded eyes. By introducing new critical perspectives and raising new issues, we hope to make our own contributions to the current scholarship on Wenxin diaolong.
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IntroductionA Chinese literary mind: Culture, creativity, and rhetoric in Wenxin diaolong
Document TypeBook chapter
PublisherStanford University Press
Publisher StatementCopyright © 2001 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Additional InformationISBN of the source publication: 9780804736183
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Citation InformationCai, Z.-q. (2001). Introduction. In Z.-q. Cai (Ed.), A Chinese literary mind: Culture, creativity, and rhetoric in Wenxin diaolong (pp. 1-14). Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.