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Chinese Literature outside China
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It was only during the 1980s that the phenomenon of literature written by Chinese authors living outside China became a field of research - both in China itself and abroad. The history of Chinese literature outside China, however, goes back as far as Chinese settlement abroad (Chinese overseas). Especially the existence of another China, Taiwan , helped the development of an awareness of Chinese-language literature which is produced outside of the People's Republic. Hong Kong literature and Taiwanese litera…

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Draeger, Caroline, “Chinese Literature outside China”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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