Princeton University Library Catalog

Post-Mandarin : masculinity and aesthetic modernity in colonial Vietnam / Ben Tran.

Author:
Tran, Ben [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Description:
1 online resource.
Summary note:
"Post-Mandarin offers an engaging look at a cohort of Vietnamese intellectuals who adopted European fields of knowledge, a new Romanized alphabet, and print media--all of which were foreign and illegible to their fathers. This new generation of intellectuals established Vietnam's modern anticolonial literature. The term "post-mandarin" illuminates how Vietnam's deracinated figures of intellectual authority adapted to a literary field moving away from a male-to-male literary address toward print culture. With this shift, post-mandarin intellectuals increasingly wrote for and about women. Post-Mandarin illustrates the significance of the inclusion of modern women in the world of letters: a more democratic system of aesthetic and political representation that gave rise to anticolonial nationalism. This conceptualization of the "post-mandarin" promises to have a significant impact on the fields of literary theory, postcolonial studies, East Asian and Southeast Asian studies, and modernist studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9780823273171 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0823273172 ((electronic bk.))
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