Category Archives: 5.a EAST ASIA

WORDS AND LESIONS (2018, 16,800 words)

Abstract: The essay is divided into 2 parts. Part 1, For a Rectification of “Violence”, discusses within a “political epistemology of inflicted lesion” first the denotation and yardsticks of violence, then systemic or “structural” violence, and finally argues for counter-violence … Continue reading

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AGAINST ORIGINALS: HONKADORI AND THE HORIZONS OF PASTICHE (1993-97, 8,220 words)

A Preliminary Reflection on Pastiche (As Well As Parody); On Japanese honkadori as Catalysis; Some Conclusions: On Originality

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THE SOUL AND THE SENSE: MEDITATIONS ON ROLAND BARTHES ON JAPAN (A PROPOS OF THE EMPIRE OF SIGNS) (1990-96, 16,200 words)

Darko Suvin                                                                                                (1990-96, 16,200 words)                   … Continue reading

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PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION” (1987, 2,700 words)

PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION” (1987) Darko Suvin 1. This book was first conceived and worked upon in Yugoslavia in the 1950s and 60s; it was written in its present form in North America and … Continue reading

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AGENTIAL ANALYSIS, TYPES, AND THE CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVEL (1983-86, 12,000 words)

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AGENTIAL ANALYSIS, TYPES, AND THE CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVEL (1983-84, 12,150 WORDS)

1. For a System of Narrative Agents;  2. On the Agential Logic in Chinese Popular Fiction and on Its Types;  3. The Agential System of Wu’s “The Scholars”

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