By J. Hillis Miller,Fredric Jameson

Since 1988, J. Hillis Miller has traveled to China to lecture on literary thought, specifically the position of globalization in literary idea. over the years, he has assisted within the improvement of distinctively chinese language varieties of literary idea, Comparative Literature, and international Literature. The fifteen lectures amassed in An blameless Abroad span either time and geographic place, reflecting his paintings at universities throughout China for greater than twenty-five years. extra very important, they replicate the evolution of Miller’s considering and of the lectures’ contexts in China as those have markedly replaced through the years, in particular on both sides of Tiananmen sq. and in mild of China’s monetary progress and technological switch. A foreword by way of the top theorist Fredric Jameson offers extra context.

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