Chinese Literature as World Literature

Wang Ning


"Since the Chinese economy has been developing by leaps and bounds in the past decades, China has made great contributions to the world economy. As a literary scholar, I have always thought that Chinese literature and literary studies should also contribute a great deal to the remapping of world literature. Any history of world literature, if not including the great achievements made by Chinese writers, would be regarded as incomplete and imperfect. Thus, we may well expect a real age of world literature to come along with the process of globalization in culture. It is, perhaps, the very significance for us to discuss once again the issue of world literature in both Chinese as well as international contexts."

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