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Rob and Lee Moore talk about Chinese Literature.

Chinese Literature Podcast Rob and Lee Moore

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Rob and Lee Moore talk about Chinese Literature.

    100 Years of Chinese Literature: 1980-1989

    100 Years of Chinese Literature: 1980-1989

    At last! Out of the Maoist wilderness and into what may be the most riveting period for literature and the arts in the entire 20th century in China. 

    • 27 min
    Is Taiwan Chinese?

    Is Taiwan Chinese?

    Today, the Chinese Literature Podcast asks the ultimate geopolitical question: Is Taiwan Chinese?
    Actually, we are looking at a book titled Is Taiwan Chinese, an anthropological study by Melissa Brown that examines how identity, Chineseness and ethnicity are constituted on both sides of the Taiwan Straits...that is just a fancy way of saying that identity is something that one does rather than something that one is. We look at Brown's exploration of that process in China and Taiwan. 

    • 17 min
    100 Years of Chinese Literature - 1970's

    100 Years of Chinese Literature - 1970's

    The dark night lifts at last! 1976 marks the end of both the Cultural Revolution and the Maoist era. It also marks the beginning of one of the most remarkable periods of literature in Chinese history. Literature on Taiwan is also flourishing. Join us to find out more!

    • 23 min
    The Edge of Knowing: by Roy Bing Chan

    The Edge of Knowing: by Roy Bing Chan

    Okay, fine, so Prof. Chan is on our dissertation committees. But you know what? That lack of objectivity on our parts doesn't mean The Edge of Knowing isn't still a thoroughly remarkable book, because it is. Join us to find out more!

    • 15 min
    100 Years of Chinese Literature: 1960-1969

    100 Years of Chinese Literature: 1960-1969

    You want a hard period for a good literary discussion? Then this is your port of call. The 1960's wasn't just a bleak literary landscape in China; it was practically nonexistent. We got around the problem by going across the Straits or underground. Join us to find out more!

    • 22 min
    Chinese Literature Podcast - Supplement - Haggadah of Kaifeng Jews

    Chinese Literature Podcast - Supplement - Haggadah of Kaifeng Jews

    Shalom and welcome to the Chinese Literature Podcast. Today, we have a very special Chinese Literature Podcast in celebration of Passover. We will be looking at the book The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China by Fook-Kong Wong and Dalia Yasharpour. 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Laultima28 ,

Scholars of the best sort

Do you like kicking back over a beer with a couple friends and. . . discussing Chinese literature? Lee and Rob will introduce you to the vast topic of Chinese literature while making you feel like you are chatting with the smart and funny guys at a backyard party.

Ætherialx ,

Rob and Lee crush it

Easily one of the best cultural podcasts out there- makes literature that many people might find difficult to approach easy and fun to learn about.

EmilyD3409 ,

Light-hearted and very interesting!

I haven’t read any Chinese literature in my life outside of small short stories and tales from childhood. Really enjoy this podcast; it always makes me laugh and shares interesting stories.

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