Dr. Longxi Zhang
Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation, City University of Hong Kong.
Some recent publications
From Comparison to World Literature. State University of New York Press
Unexpected Affinities: Reading across Cultures. University of Toronto Press.
Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West. Cornell University Press.
Texts to download
“Canon, Citation and Pedagogy : The Homeric Epics and the Book of Poetry”, in Mutschler, F.-H., ed. The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs Foundational Texts Compared. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 207-223.
“Comparison and Correspondence: Revisiting an Old Idea for the Present Time”. Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 766-785.
“Cross-Cultural Translatability: Challenges and Prospects”. European Review, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 369-78.
“Re-conceptualizing China in our Time: From a Chinese Perspective”. European Review, vol. 23, no. 2, pp 193-209.
“Crossroads, Distant Killing, and Translation: On the Ethics and Politics of Comparison”, in Felski, R. & Stanford Friedman, S., eds. Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses. The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 46-63.
“The True Face of Mount Lu: On the Significance of Perspectives and Paradigms”. History and Theory, vol. 49, pp. 58-70.
“The Complexity of Difference: Individual, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural”. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, vol. 35, no. 3-4, pp. 341-52.
“Marco Polo, Chinese cultural identity, and an alternative model of East-West encounter”. Published in Iannucci, A. A. & Conklin Akbari, S., eds. Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West. University of Toronto Press, pp. 280-296.
“History and Fictionality: Insights and Limitations of a Literary Perspective”. Rethinking History, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 387-402.
“Cultural Differences and Cultural Constructs: Reflections on Jewish and Chinese Literalism”. Poetics Today, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 305-328.
“The Ambiguity of Cultural Identity: Gu Jiegang and the Rethinking of the Chinese Tradition”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, April, Washington DC.
“Revolutionary as Christ: The Unrecognized Savior in Lu Xun’s Works”. Christianity and Literature, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 81-93.
“The Myth of the Other: China in the Eyes of the West”. Critical Inquiry, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 108-131.