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Interpreting Love Narratives in East Asian Literature and Film

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John Wallace, UC Berkeley

Pub Date: 2019

ISBN 13: 978-0-9997970-0-6

Publisher: University of California, Berkeley

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • I. About this book and this course
  • II. A Theory of Interpretation for Cross-Cultural Reading
  • III. Method - Elements of (Course) Interpretive Projects
  • IV. Method - Designing and Completing (Course) Interpretive Projects
  • V. Cultural Contexts - Traditional Thought Systems in East Asian Love Narratives
  • VI. Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts

About the Book

This book explores the role of traditional East Asian worldviews, ethical values, and common practices in the shaping of East Asian narratives in literature and film. It offers a specific method for this analysis. The interpretive goal is to arrive at interpretations that more accurately engage cultural information so that narratives are understood more closely in terms of their native cultural rather than that of the reader/interpreter. Current neuroscience related to processes of perception and the attribution of meaning form the basis for the theory of interpretation offered in the first half of the volume.

About the Contributors


John Wallace, University of California Berkeley