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Walmart in China ed. by Anita Chan (review)

Walmart in China ed. by Anita Chan (review) 60 China Review International: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 & 2, 2013 of Chinese literature (of any literature, for that matter) is increasingly the study of discourses and practices that continuously intersect and are inextricably tied to a variety of other discursive forms and material practices, that all together constitute that dynamic mechanism, almost intractable exclusively in terms of its single constituents, that we call culture. I realize that, in spite of my intentions, this review comes very short from accounting for the remarkable wealth of arguments and insights to be found in all of this work's individual chapters. It would, no doubt, be hard to comment competently on such a daunting amount of information and do justice to the formidable erudition, creativity, and synthetic skills of its contributors. However, it should be amply clear, even from my limited observations, that the Cambridge History of Chinese Literature is an extraordinary scholarly achievement, bound to become the reference work of choice for any student of Chinese literature, indeed, an essential one for anyone interested in Chinese culture as a whole. Inasmuch as it represents the state of the field at roughly a hundred years from its establishment, this History will http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Walmart in China ed. by Anita Chan (review)

China Review International , Volume 20 (1) – Jan 22, 2013

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60 China Review International: Vol. 20, Nos. 1 & 2, 2013 of Chinese literature (of any literature, for that matter) is increasingly the study of discourses and practices that continuously intersect and are inextricably tied to a variety of other discursive forms and material practices, that all together constitute that dynamic mechanism, almost intractable exclusively in terms of its single constituents, that we call culture. I realize that, in spite of my intentions, this review comes very short from accounting for the remarkable wealth of arguments and insights to be found in all of this work's individual chapters. It would, no doubt, be hard to comment competently on such a daunting amount of information and do justice to the formidable erudition, creativity, and synthetic skills of its contributors. However, it should be amply clear, even from my limited observations, that the Cambridge History of Chinese Literature is an extraordinary scholarly achievement, bound to become the reference work of choice for any student of Chinese literature, indeed, an essential one for anyone interested in Chinese culture as a whole. Inasmuch as it represents the state of the field at roughly a hundred years from its establishment, this History will

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 22, 2013

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