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Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China
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Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Bonnie S. McDougall

Abstract

This book opens up three new topics in modern Chinese literary history: the intimate lives of modern China's most famous literary couple, Lu Xun and Xu Guangping, real and imagined love-letters in modern Chinese literature, and concepts of privacy in China as shown by a comparison between the edited and unedited versions of their letters. Although it has sometimes been claimed that Chinese culture lacks a sense of privacy, this study reveals the contents, functions, and values of privacy in the early twentieth century.

Keywords: Chinese literary history, Lu Xun, Xu Guangping, privacy, letters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bonnie S. McDougall, author
School of Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh