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Yeast and Its Meaning Travel in China

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The post colonial Chinese national identity is legitimized through appropriations of Victorian literature and culture. This idiosyncratic “modern” national rhetoric is supposed to be time honored and timeless, but the children it breeds turn out to be neither rightfully Victorian nor indigenously Chinese. Adopting the concept of the “meaning travel”, this essay intends to give an alternative perspective to examine the Chinese discursive practice of the Victorian literature. While intending to prove the “Chinese character” by setting out what values showed in the Victorian novel Yeast China is now short of, the Chinese readers add a fugue motif in the fable of modern China’s revitalization.

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Li, J. (2013). Yeast and Its Meaning Travel in China. Chinese Studies, 2, 96-100. doi: 10.4236/chnstd.2013.22015.

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