Storytelling the Yijing: Tales and Reflections on a Chinese Literature Machine

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dc.contributor.author Buckingham, Will en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-12T10:39:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-12T10:39:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-14
dc.identifier.citation Buckingham, W. (2011) Storytelling the Yijing: Tales and Reflections on a Chinese Literature Machine. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. 9 (2), pp. 135-146 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5922
dc.description.abstract The Chinese Book of Changes, or Yijing, has not only had a central role in the theory and practice of literature in China, but has also had a wider influence on writers in the West. But why has this difficult book been so important to writers? Drawing upon both Chinese and Western literary theory, from Liu Xie to Calvino, this paper explores the possible reasons for the Yijing's astonishing productivity as a 'literature machine'. Finally, as a machine can only be understood by seeing it in operation, the paper concludes with the generation of three new stories that are themselves derived from the texts and commentaries of the Yijing. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor-Francis en
dc.subject creative writing en
dc.subject creativity en
dc.subject yijing en
dc.subject i ching en
dc.subject 易經 en
dc.subject China en
dc.subject Liu Xie en
dc.subject 劉勰 en
dc.subject Calvino en
dc.title Storytelling the Yijing: Tales and Reflections on a Chinese Literature Machine en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2011.630090
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1365776196_0510770251554_29_3


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