【09月26日】Jeffrey C. Kinkley:Global Detective Fiction about China
 
发布时间: 2018-09-19 浏览次数: 71

海外名家系列讲座”第54讲


讲座题目Global Detective Fiction about China

讲 座 人Jeffrey C. Kinkley

时间9月26号13:30-15:00

地点:虹口校区图书馆606室

主办单位:betway官网登录


内容概况:

Chinese authors have written many detective stories and mysteries that are set in contemporary China, but few of these are available to readers who only know languages such as English and French.  More numerous are detective stories that explore contemporary Chinese society (and, by reflection, American and European societies) that have been written in English.  These mysteries are lively, genuine "page-turners," and they are an important source of information to foreign readers about China and above all its dramatic economic and social development since the 1990s.  The authors are more interested in China's hyperdevelopment in recent years than in Chinese crime; China's crime rate is low, and mysteries after all bring the reader into a new "world" of experience, but are rarely "realistic" in any theoretical sense. China is the real interest.



主讲人概况:

Jeffrey C. Kinkley, translator and retired Professor of History who served at St.John’ s University, is author of several monographs, including The Odysseyof Shen Congwen (1987), Chinese Justice, the Fiction: Law and Literature inModern China (2000), Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: TheReturn of the Political Novel (2007), and Visions of Dystopia in China’s NewHistorical Novels (2015). He has translated Shen Congwen’s master work “Biancheng”(BorderTown)(2009),he translated and edited the anthology of Shen Congwen’s works: Imperfect Paradise (1995) (some of the stories re-anthologized with anew Introduction as Selected Stories of Shen Congwen in 2004),and he also translated XiaoQian’sTraveler without a Map 1990),inaddition to other Chinese writers such as Zhang Xinxin and LuWenfu. He has been invited to serve on a committee that screens U.S. students who apply for Fulbright Scholarships to pursue research and teaching in China. Kinkley is currently a Courtesy Professor in the History and World Languages and Literatures departments of Portland StateUniversity, Oregon.


XML 地图 | Sitemap 地图