ToC: Critical Arts, 34,(2) (2020) – Special Issue: Rethinking Chinese Questions in Western Literary Theories

Critical Arts, Volume 34, Issue 2 (2020) – Special Issue: Brand China, Guest Editor: Jun Zeng


Rethinking Chinese Questions in Western Literary Theories

Jun Zeng 


Thinking on the Research Methods of Dialogism in Chinese and Western Literary Theories

Jun Zeng 

A Critical Response to Western Critics’ Controversial Viewpoints on Chinese Traditional Narrative and Fiction Criticism

Guoqiang Qiao 

Globalization, Divergence and Cultural Fecundity: Seeking Harmony in Diversity through François Jullien’s Transcultural Reflection on China

You Wu 

Reception and Dissemination of Qiyun Shengdong in the Western Art Criticism

Xia Wang 

Remapping Taipei for Jameson? Rediscovering the Indigenization, Modernity, and Postmodernity of Taipei

Yuyu Wu 

The Insight and Limitation of “Post-Theory”: The Poetics Problem of Chinese Cinema Carried by David Bordwell

Chen Yu 

The Renewal of Western Philosophy: On Heidegger’s Expropriation of Lao Tzu’s Thought Through Xiao Shiyi

Haitian Zhou 

Yixiang (意象) in Contemporary Chinese Ink Installation Art

Siying Duan 

“They’ve made our blood ties black”: On the Burst of Online Racism Towards the African in China’s Social Media

Tingting Liu Zhuoyun Deng 

Book review 

Art, trade, and cultural mediation in Asia, 1600–1950

by Raquel A. G. Reyes, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, xv + 131 pp., $61.75 (hardback) ISBN 978-1-13757-236-3

Jianwei Zheng Wenjun Fan 

About Critical Arts

From its inception, Critical Arts  examined the relationship between texts and contexts, cultural formations and popular forms of expression, mainly in the Third World, but after the 1994 transition in South Africa  Critical Arts repositioned itself in the South-North  and  East-West nexus focusing on developing transdisciplinary epistemologies. Critical Arts ‘ authors are Africans debating Africa with the rest; and the rest debating Africa and the South and with each other.


Keyan G Tomaselli

Editorial coordinator

David Nothling

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