By Kay Li
This ebook explores the cultural bridges connecting George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, akin to Charles Dickens and Arthur Miller, to China. examining readings, variations, and connections of Shaw in China throughout the lens of chinese language tradition, Li information the negotiations among the centred and culturally particular standpoints of japanese and western tradition whereas additionally investigating the at the same time subtle, multi-focal, and accomplished views that create strategic moments that prefer cross-cultural readings.
With assets starting from Shaw's connections along with his contemporaries in China to modern chinese language movies and interpretations of Shaw within the electronic area, Li relates the worldwide impression of not just what chinese language lenses can display approximately Shaw's global, yet how intercultural and interdisciplinary readings can shed new gentle on commonplace and imprecise works alike.
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Pu-yi became more like Joan than Joan’s Dauphin, who abandons Joan after the coronation at Rheims Cathedral. Pu-yi got into trouble because of his Shavian virtues, while the Dauphin becomes Charles the Victorious because he agrees with Joan (to a certain extent) and is willing to make treaties. Once he is crowned at Rheims, he refuses Joan’s offer to take Paris, thinking it no longer expedient to do so. The Dauphin’s life is saved, while Pu-yi has 46 K. LI endangered his own. Does this reveal a potential danger and risk in Joan’s advocacies?
CHAPTER 3 Shaw and the Last Chinese Emperor, Henry Pu-yi Aisin-Gioro THE CHINESE ANGLE DEFINED BY THE CHINESE Bertrand Russell believed that Shaw had been more useful as a reformer than as an artist. How successful, then, was Shaw the reformer? This can be answered by examining what happens when his work is seen from a Chinese angle by means of a famous incident involving Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938), English tutor to the last Chinese emperor, Henry Pu-yi Aisin-Gioro (1906–67). More intriguing still is how this process runs parallel to Saint Joan (1923), in which the Dauphin is tutored by Joan.
11. , Fabian Essays in Socialism, ed. H. G. , 1891). 12. Lowes Dickinson, Letters from John Chinaman and other essays (London: Allen & Unwin, 1946), 12. 13. Dickinson Papers. King’s Collection, May 10, 1913. 14. T. F. , George Bernard Shaw: The Critical Heritage (London: Routledge, 1976), 120. 15. Barry Kennan, The Dewey Experiment in China: Educational Reform and Political Power in the Early Republic (Cambridge, MA: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1977). 16. Jessica Ching-sze Wang, John Dewey in China: To Teach and to Learn (Albany: SUNY Press, 2007).
Bernard Shaw’s Bridges to Chinese Culture by Kay Li