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Chinese Culture in the 21st Century and its Global Dimensions

Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Kelly Kar Yue Chan
  • Chi Sum Garfield Lau

Part of the Chinese Culture book series (CHINESE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Modern Literature and Chinese Images

  3. Contemporary Perceptions of Chinese Films and Performing Arts

  4. Translation Studies of Hong Kong and Chinese Culture in the Globalized Era

  5. Language and Learning: Changing Ideology in the Digital Age

About this book


This book investigates the internationalization of Chinese culture in recent decades and the global dimensions of Chinese culture from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. It covers a variety of topics concerning the contemporary significance of Chinese culture in its philosophical, literary and artistic manifestations, including literature, film, performing arts, creative media, linguistics, translations and philosophical ideas. The book explores the reception of Chinese culture in different geographic locations and how the global reception of Chinese culture contrasts with the local Chinese community. The chapters collectively cover gender studies and patriarchal domination in Chinese literature in comparison to the world literature, explorations on translation of Chinese culture in the West, Chinese studies as an academic discipline in the West, and Chinese and Hong Kong films and performances in the global context. The book is an excellent resource for both scholars and students interested in the development of Chinese culture on the global stage in the 21st Century.


Chinese Culture in the 21st Century Roles of Western Learning in Fevers of National Learning Digital History in the Chinese Humanities The Evolution of Chinese Women Image of China in Opera Libretti Prewar Hong Kong Films and Postwar Chinese Cinema Overseas Chinese Image in Melodrama and Soap Opera Surtitle and Subtitle Translation of Cantonese Opera Chinese-English Names of Hong Kong Racehorses

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly Kar Yue Chan
    • 1
  • Chi Sum Garfield Lau
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Arts and Social SciencesThe Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.School of Arts and Social SciencesThe Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

About the editors

Kelly Kar Yue Chan completed her undergraduate degree and her master’s degree both in the discipline of Translation and Interpretation at the City University of Hong Kong. She then finished her PhD in Classical Chinese Literature at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She is currently an Associate Professor in language and translation at the Open University of Hong Kong, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on culture and translation, and literary translation. Her research interests include literary translation, women’s studies in classical Chinese society, classical Chinese literature (poetry), and translation of Cantonese opera.

Chi Sum Garfield Lau obtained her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Hong Kong Baptist University. She is currently working as Assistant Professor in The Open University of Hong Kong. She is responsible for courses in English Language and Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her areas of interest include Modernism, Psychoanalytic Criticism and Comparative Studies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese Culture in the 21st Century and its Global Dimensions
  • Book Subtitle Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Editors Kelly Kar Yue Chan
    Chi Sum Garfield Lau
  • Series Title Chinese Culture
  • Series Abbreviated Title Chinese Culture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-2742-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2745-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-2743-2
  • Series ISSN 2662-9755
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-9763
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Asian Literature
    Asian Culture
    Non-Western Philosophy
    Film Theory
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