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Internet Literature in China

Michel Hockx


Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and its aesthetic traditions. This text describes in detail the types of Chinese literature taking shape right now online and their novel aesthetic, political, and ideological challenges. Offering a unique portal into postsocialist Chinese culture, it p ... More

Keywords: Chinese literary enthusiasts, creative expression, online, Chinese society, Chinese literature, postcolonial Chinese culture, publishing world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231160827
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michel Hockx, author
SOAS, University of London