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  • Representations of ‘China’ in Britain

    Cangbai Wang, Gerda Wielander

    Chapter from the book: Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2021. Cultural China 2020: The Contemporary China Centre Review.


    This chapter examines changing representations of China in Britain, paying particular attention to the role and contributions of Chinese writers, artists, and producers. Topics covered here include literature, film, and the performing arts.

    Chapter Contents:

    4.0 Introduction
    Cangbai Wang and Gerda Wielander
    4.1 Representations of China in Historical Children’s Texts
    Shih-Wen Sue Chen
    4.2 Dire yet Diverse: Desperate Diaspora in Jenny Lu’s The Receptionist (2016)
    Flair Donglai Shi
    4.3 The Silent Traveller and Sadlers Wells (1942)
    Anne Witchard
    4.4 Representations of China in The Penguin New Writing (1940–1950): How Chinese Writers Shaped Responses to China
    Tessa Thorniley

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    Wang C. & Wielander G. 2021. Representations of ‘China’ in Britain. In: Kehoe S. & Wielander G (eds.), Cultural China 2020. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book58.e

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    Published on Nov. 29, 2021