Longxi Zhang

Dr. Longxi Zhang

Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation, City University of Hong Kong.

e-mail: ctlxzh@cityu.edu.hk

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.

“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 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.

“The Utopian Vision, East and West”. Utopian Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-20.

“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.

“Western Theory and Chinese Reality”. Critical Inquiry, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 105-130.

“The Myth of the Other: China in the Eyes of the West”. Critical Inquiry, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 108-131.