Qingben Li


Developed from “elucidation studies”of the Chinese school of comparative literature advocated bysomeChinese scholars from Hong Kong and Taiwan in the 1970s, “cross-cultural interpretation” now can be considered as the Chinese paradigm, which breaks the Sino-Western dualism by following the reconciling means and pursuing pluralistic universalism.This Chinese paradigm isnot only distinct from the French school’s cultural centralism exemplified by “influence studies”, but also different from the American school’s cultural universalism as indicated in “parallel studies”. With its emphasis on the integration of internal and external, aesthetic and cultural research, the Chinese paradigm is also distinct from the external and empirical approaches of “influence studies”, and the internal and aesthetic approaches of “parallel studies”. The construction of the Chinese paradigm is the foundation for the Chinese school of comparative literature.


cross-cultural interpretation, elucidation studies, Chinese paradigm, comparative literature

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