The Creation Society’s Remaking of the Shishôsetsu

  • Christopher T. Keaveney
Part of the Comparative Perspectives on Modern Asia book series (CPMA)


The transfer of a distinct genre from one national literature to another is a difficult one to measure with any degree of accuracy. Frequently, this difficulty is compounded by the nebulous and often contradictory nature of genre distinctions themselves. Genres, by their very nature, are in a constant state of flux, developing in response to the exigencies of the literary community in which they are produced.1 This is certainly true of the shishôsetsu, a form that was evolving at the very time that the Creation Society was exposed to it


Chinese Literature Current Circumstance Chinese Writer Autobiographical Event Modern Chinese Literature 
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