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On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

Christopher Rosenmeier


Xu Xu and Wumingshi were among the most widely read authors in China during and after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). Despite being an integral part of the Chinese literary scene, their bestselling fiction has, however, been given scant attention in histories of Chinese writing. This book is the first extensive study of Xu Xu and Wumingshi in English or any other Western language and it re-establishes their importance within the popular Chinese literature of the 1940s. Their romantic novels and short stories were often set abroad and featured a wide range of stereotypes, from pirates ... More

Keywords: Xu Xu, Wumingshi, Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Modernism, Chinese literature, Popular literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696369
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Rosenmeier, author
University of Edinburgh