瑞士阿爾卑斯山的傳說
  • PublisherMCCM Creations
  • Language繁體中文/English
  • Publication Date2009/10
  • Size170mm x 237mm
  • Page272Page
  • BindingPaperback
  • Weight(kg)0.54kg
  • ISBN9789881858313
Regular PriceHK$138

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瑞士阿爾卑斯山的傳說

Legends from the Swiss Alps

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The Alps have always been the prime icon of Swissness. Often idealized or aestheticized, this world of high peaks shrouded in clouds, of dark forests and verdant flower-studded meadows, of wild animals and isolated chalets with their rugged peasants and cows and goats has generated a wealth of local myths and legends. In the past the mountains were still the haunt of spirits and demons. With today’s urbanization the Alpine world is perceived in different ways – as a sublime, unspoiled world of beauty, purity and innocence, the realm of freedom, a field of energy and mysticism; as a link to one’s true nature, to one’s childhood; or as a place of long winters, loneliness, depression, but also purity and redemption. Collected by Swiss students of Chinese at the University of Zurich as a pendant to their study of the ghost world in modern Chinese films, the seventy-five legends published in this collection entertainingly reveal the fascinating co-existence of the real and the imaginary in the Swiss Alpine world.

Author Description

Leung Ping-kwan

Leung Ping-kwan is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. His academic publications include East Asian Culture & Modern Literature in Chinese (2006), Cultural Space and Literature (1996), Hong Kong Culture (1995), as well as many edited and co-edited volumes on modern poetry, Hong Kong culture, and Hong Kong cinema. His creative writings include City at the End of Time (1993), Islands and Continents (2006), Travelling with a Bittermelon (2002), New Fruits from Taiwan (2002), Hong Kong in the Eyes of Yesi (2005), East West Matters (2000), Foodscape (1997), among many others. He is the chief editor of the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese.

 

Andrea Riemenschnitter

Andrea Riemenschnitteris Professor of Modern Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on regionalist, ethnographic and historical fiction, as well as theatre, travel literature, and film and media studies. Her publications include a monograph on Ming literary cosmographies: China zwischen Himmel und Erde: Literarische Kosmographie und nationale Krise im 17. Jahrhundert (1998), a co-authored translation of Gao Xingjian’s dramatological writing, Gao Xingjian: Nachtliche Wanderung (2000), an edited volume on aesthetic transnationalism, Diasporic Histories: Archives of Chinese Transnationalism (with Deborah L. Madsen, Hong Kong University Press, 2009) as well as chapters and articles on various aspects of modern Chinese cultural production. She is currently working on an analysis of aesthetic re-enactments of myths and mythologies from the late Qing through the post-Maoist period.