Chinese Poetic Modernisms ed. by Paul Manfredi and Christopher Lupke (review)

Chinese Poetic Modernisms ed. by Paul Manfredi and Christopher Lupke (review) Reviews 61 May 22, 2018), https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/world/asia/tibetan-activist-tashi- wangchuk-sentenced.html. Paul Manfredi and Christopher Lupke, editors. Chinese Poetic Modernisms. Leiden: Brill, 2019. xi, 403 pp. Hardcover $232.00, ISBN 978-90-04-40288-1. Many of you will want (and should own) this volume of essays; yet, with a price tag of $232.00, few will be able to afford it—unless you have a very generous research budget. No doubt the essays will have a robust afterlife as individual PDFs circulating the cyber world. That is good for many reasons, but it is also unfortunate. For, although any given essay can be profitably read as a stand-alone piece, each and all are much richer in the dense intratextual environment of this collective volume. Thus, it is odd decision not to include any cross-referencing between the essays themselves. Perhaps the editors thought that such cross-referencing would have been too dense to be useful. But one thing such internal cross-referencing would have done is leave residual traces of the whole admirable, integrated project within the individual essays as they float detached through the PDF ocean: always a reminder of what is missing. For almost all these essays there is an elephant in the room, sometimes acknowledged, often ignored: that is, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Chinese Poetic Modernisms ed. by Paul Manfredi and Christopher Lupke (review)

China Review International, Volume 25 (1) – Mar 6, 2020

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Reviews 61 May 22, 2018), https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/world/asia/tibetan-activist-tashi- wangchuk-sentenced.html. Paul Manfredi and Christopher Lupke, editors. Chinese Poetic Modernisms. Leiden: Brill, 2019. xi, 403 pp. Hardcover $232.00, ISBN 978-90-04-40288-1. Many of you will want (and should own) this volume of essays; yet, with a price tag of $232.00, few will be able to afford it—unless you have a very generous research budget. No doubt the essays will have a robust afterlife as individual PDFs circulating the cyber world. That is good for many reasons, but it is also unfortunate. For, although any given essay can be profitably read as a stand-alone piece, each and all are much richer in the dense intratextual environment of this collective volume. Thus, it is odd decision not to include any cross-referencing between the essays themselves. Perhaps the editors thought that such cross-referencing would have been too dense to be useful. But one thing such internal cross-referencing would have done is leave residual traces of the whole admirable, integrated project within the individual essays as they float detached through the PDF ocean: always a reminder of what is missing. For almost all these essays there is an elephant in the room, sometimes acknowledged, often ignored: that is,

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