Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination

Michael Lackner (Editor), Kwok-kan Tam (Editor), Monika Gänssbauer (Editor), Terry Yip (Editor)

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The essays collected in Fate and Prognostication in the Chinese Literary Imagination deal with the philosophical, psychological, gender and cultural issues in the Chinese conception of fate as represented in literary texts and films, with a focus placed on human efforts to solve the riddles of fate prediction. Viewed in this light, the collected essays unfold a meandering landscape of the popular imaginary in Chinese beliefs and customs.

The chapters in this book represent concerted efforts in research originated from a project conducted at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages232
ISBN (Electronic)9789004427570
ISBN (Print)9789004427341
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2020

Publication series

NamePrognostication in History
ISSN (Print)2589-4404


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