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Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung by Alexander C. Y. Huang (review)

Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung by... e-4 C OMPAR AT IVE L I TE R AT UR E ST UDIE S Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung. By Alexander C. Y. Huang. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2012. 218 pp. 27,80 ¤. The announcement that Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has created a demand for more in the American and European academies about this author and the tradition from which she emerges. Within the German academy, as questions surrounding German orientalisms of East Asia are a key topic of discussion, demand for German-language scholarship surrounding Mo Yan and what informs his writing is on the rise. One note- worthy step has been taken to making the study of Chinese literature more accessible and more comparative in Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung by Alexander (Alexa) Huang. Huang defines humanism as “ein Teil der interkulturellen Kunst und Literatur” (“a part of intellectual art and literature” [10]) that “fördert unab- hängiges Denken und den Mut, sich gegen selbst ernannte Autoritäten— ganz gleich ob in Politik oder Kultur—zu stellen” (“promotes independent thought and courage, taking a stand against self-proclaimed authority—both political and cultural alike” [9]). These cultural authorities take on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Studies Penn State University Press

Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung by Alexander C. Y. Huang (review)

Comparative Literature Studies , Volume 51 (1) – Apr 15, 2014

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e-4 C OMPAR AT IVE L I TE R AT UR E ST UDIE S Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung. By Alexander C. Y. Huang. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2012. 218 pp. 27,80 ¤. The announcement that Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has created a demand for more in the American and European academies about this author and the tradition from which she emerges. Within the German academy, as questions surrounding German orientalisms of East Asia are a key topic of discussion, demand for German-language scholarship surrounding Mo Yan and what informs his writing is on the rise. One note- worthy step has been taken to making the study of Chinese literature more accessible and more comparative in Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung by Alexander (Alexa) Huang. Huang defines humanism as “ein Teil der interkulturellen Kunst und Literatur” (“a part of intellectual art and literature” [10]) that “fördert unab- hängiges Denken und den Mut, sich gegen selbst ernannte Autoritäten— ganz gleich ob in Politik oder Kultur—zu stellen” (“promotes independent thought and courage, taking a stand against self-proclaimed authority—both political and cultural alike” [9]). These cultural authorities take on

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Published: Apr 15, 2014

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