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The Resource The age of silver : the rise of the novel East and West, Ning Ma

The age of silver : the rise of the novel East and West, Ning Ma

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The age of silver : the rise of the novel East and West
Title
The age of silver
Title remainder
the rise of the novel East and West
Statement of responsibility
Ning Ma
Title variation
Rise of the novel East and West
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book advances a "horizontal" method of comparative literature and applies this approach to analyze the multiple emergences of early realism and novelistic modernity in Eastern and Western cultural spheres from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Naming this era of economic globalization the 'Age of Silver,' this study emphasizes the bullion flow from South America and Japan to China through international commerce, and argues that the resultant transcontinental monetary and commercial co-evolutions stimulated analogous socioeconomic shifts and emergent novelistic realisms in places such as China, Japan, Spain, and England. The main texts it addresses include The Plum in the Golden Vase (anonymous, China, late sixteenth century), Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes, Spain, 1605 and 1615), The Life of an Amorous Man (Ihara Saikaku, Japan, 1682), and Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe, England, 1719). These Eastern and Western narratives indicate from their own geographical vantage points commercial expansions' stimulation of social mobility and larger processes of cultural destabilization. Their realist tendencies are underlain with politically critical functions and connote "heteroglossic" national imaginaries. This horizontal argument realigns novelistic modernity with a multipolar global context and reestablishes commensurabilities between Eastern and Western literary histories. On a broader level, it challenges the unilateral equation between globalization and modernity with westernization, and foregrounds a polycentric mode of global early modernity for pluralizing the genealogy of 'world literature' and historical transcultural relations" --
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1978-
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Ma, Ning
Dewey number
809.3/032
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3340.M27
LC item number
A34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global Asias
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  • Xiaoxiaosheng
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
  • Ihara, Saikaku
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Realism in literature
  • Fiction
  • Silver in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Comparative literature
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The age of silver : the rise of the novel East and West, Ning Ma
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. toward horizontal comparisons -- Global silver, local novels -- Along the grand canal: the lord of silver in The plum in the golden vase -- La Mancha to the Indies: romance and materiality of the empire in Don Quixote -- Out of Nagasaki: to the end of the floating world -- Caribbean to China: Crusoe's two adventures -- Epilogue: the transcivilizational feminine and world literature
Control code
ocn951833097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190606565
Lccn
2016011174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o951833097
  • (OCoLC)951833097
Label
The age of silver : the rise of the novel East and West, Ning Ma
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. toward horizontal comparisons -- Global silver, local novels -- Along the grand canal: the lord of silver in The plum in the golden vase -- La Mancha to the Indies: romance and materiality of the empire in Don Quixote -- Out of Nagasaki: to the end of the floating world -- Caribbean to China: Crusoe's two adventures -- Epilogue: the transcivilizational feminine and world literature
Control code
ocn951833097
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190606565
Lccn
2016011174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o951833097
  • (OCoLC)951833097

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