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Second Haunting

David Der-wei Wang

in The Monster That Is History

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780520231405
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937246 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231405.003.0009
Second Haunting

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation among violence, history, and fictional writing in China during the twentieth century. It tackles the phantom poetics that permeates late-twentieth-century Chinese writing, first in Taiwan and overseas, and then on the mainland. The chapter suggests that the trend in ghostly writing may represent a Chinese response to the circulation of post-modern phantasmagoria.

Keywords: fictional writing; China; violence; phantom poetics; Taiwan; ghostly writing; phantasmagoria

Chapter.  14250 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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