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Author Wang, Yuanfei, author.

Title Writing pirates : vernacular fiction and oceans in late Ming China / Yuanfei Wang.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (203 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In Writing Pirates, Yuanfei Wang connects Chinese literary production to emerging discourses of pirates and the sea. In the late Ming dynasty, so-called "Japanese pirates" raided southeast coastal China. Hideyoshi invaded Korea. Europeans sailed for overseas territories, and Chinese maritime merchants and emigrants founded diaspora communities in Southeast Asia. Travel writings, histories, and fiction of the period jointly narrate pirates and China's Orient in maritime Asia. Wang shows that the late Ming discourses of pirates and the sea were fluid, ambivalent, and dialogical; they simultaneously entailed imperialistic and personal narratives of the "other": foreigners, renegades, migrants, and marginalized authors. At the center of the discourses, early modern concepts of empire, race, and authenticity were intensively negotiated. Connecting late Ming literature to the global maritime world, Writing Pirates expands current discussions of Chinese diaspora and debates on Sinophone language and identity.
Funding Sponsored by James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Description based on information from the publisher.
Subject Chinese literature -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- History and criticism.
Pirates in literature.
Piracy -- China -- History.
Chinese literature -- Ming dynasty. (OCoLC)fst01906862
Piracy. (OCoLC)fst01773008
Pirates in literature. (OCoLC)fst01064781
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Chronological Term 1368-1644
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9780472902484 open access
0472902482 open access
9780472132546 hardcover book
9780472038510 paperback book
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11564671 doi
AU@ 000069442025

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