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By Maghiel van Crevel

"Chinese Poetry in instances of brain, Mayhem and cash" is a groundbreaking contribution to scholarship, well-suited to lecture room use in that it combines rigorous research with a full of life sort. overlaying the interval from Eighties to the current, it really is prepared round the notions of textual content, context and metatext, which means poetry, its socio-political and cultural atmosphere, and demanding discourse within the broadest experience. The authors and concerns studied contain Han Dong, Haizi, Xi Chuan, Yu Jian, sunlight Wenbo, Yang Lian, Wang Jiaxin, Bei Dao, Yin Lichuan, Shen Haobo and Yan Jun, and every thing from the subtleties of poetic rhythm to exile-bashing in family media. This e-book has room for all that poetry is: cultural historical past, symbolic capital, highbrow undertaking, social observation, emotional expression, track and the materiality of language - artwork, in a be aware.

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16 avant-garde poetry from china 13 3. Context: Times of Mind, Mayhem and Money Let’s return for a moment to the notions of text, context and metatext. First of all, text → context → metatext is the order in which, by and large, my interest in poetry has developed over the years, but not one to which I necessarily adhere for the presentation of my material. In this chapter, for instance, it seems practical to have the present section, on context, precede the sections on text and metatext; and in this study at large, to have the present chapter with its extensive treatment of context and metatext precede the first of several textually oriented case studies.

Poets avidly use the web to communicate directly with other poets, critics and general readers. As Inwood notes, if not so much on text, the medium does have striking effects on metatext—and on the relationship between text and metatext, illustrating what I have called positively fuzzy boundaries—and on the overall sociology of the poetry scene. This appears to remain true when the Chinese scene is considered in international comparison. In China the web has sped up intracommunal and intercommunal traffic to a breathless pace, with remarkably frequent and fiery polemical components.

43 Bourdieu 1993: 39 et passim in parts I-II. g. Lovell 2006: 149. 45 Yan Yuejun et al 1985: 1, 42-43, 122, 148, 190-192, 247-248. avant-garde poetry from china 35 More fundamentally, while the rock star status that the best-known poets enjoyed from the late 1970s well into the 1980s was real, it was also an anomaly, captured by the aforesaid metaphor of high culture craze or fever. It resulted from a happy meeting of the public’s hunger for cultural liberalization and poets’ activism, before other distractions had begun to compete.

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