Co-published with Springer, An Anthology of the Twentieth Century Chinese Literature is a major Chinese Literature Going-Out Project. It is funded by the State General administration of Press,Publication, Radio, Film and Television(SGAPPRFT) in China. The anthology contains six volumes: Novels, Novelettes and Short Stories, Poetry, Drama, Prose and Literary Theory Criticism. In this anthology, there are well-chosen representative works written by leading Chinese authors or literature theory critics in the 20th century, including dozens of Chinese literary masters such as Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Ba Jin, Lao She, Shen Congwen and Qian Zhongshu.
This anthology is aimed at systematically introducing the overall perspective of Chinese literary creation and theoretical criticism in the 20th century, promoting the development of Chinese literature to the whole world. It is comparable to The Norton Anthology of World Literature and The Longman Anthology of World Literature.
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Editor in Chief Wang Ning is a professor of the Department of Foreign Languages at Tsinghua University in China. As one of the few famous scholars in contemporary Chinese humanities and social fields, Dr. Wang Ning has given lectures and has engaged in academic research in dozens of well-known universities in Europe, America and Australia. He also has a wide inﬂuence in the international comparative literature and literary theory felds.
The International Advisory Committee and Editorial Board of this anthology consist of Chinese literature research experts from many well-known universities including Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Peking University, Fudan Univeristy, Nanjing University and so on. As this anthology is an English version, the translation of the original works have been completed by famous translators and sinologists from both China and other English-speaking countries.