The Confucian's Progress: Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China

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Challenging the belief that autobiography is a unique product of the West, Pei-yi Wu demonstrates that writing about the self did thrive in one non-Western civilization. He illustrates the numerous individuals of Chinese literature, each of whom has a story to tell - champions of lost causes explaining their impending martyrdom to posterity, earnest Buddhists and Confucians reporting on their spiritual quests, irrepressible and inventive egotists indulging in self-celebration, and distressed moralists confessing their sins. ...

The Confucian's Progress: Autobiographical Writings in Traditional China 1992, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691015248

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