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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • China

Subjects:

  • Jews -- Civilization,
  • Memory -- Religious aspects -- Judaism,
  • Memory -- Cross-cultural studies,
  • Memory in literature,
  • China -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-223) and index.

StatementVera Schwarcz.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS113 .S377 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 232 p. ;
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL692825M
ISBN 100300066147
LC Control Number97040057

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In this remarkable book, Vera Schwarcz explores the meanings of cultural memory within the two longest surviving civilizations on earth. The author of previous books that the New York Times Book Review called "moving" and Jonathan Spence termed "subtle, elegiac, and elegant", Schwarcz finds a bridge between the vastly different Chinese and Jewish traditions in the fierce commitment to Cited by:   Bridge Across Broken Time is at once a scholarly consideration of Chinese and Jewish intellectual life, a poetic evocation of the wrenching imperative of historical memory and an extraordinary personal story about uncovering family secrets."—Judith Shapiro, Points East.   The author of previous books that the New York Times Book Review called "moving" and Jonathan Spence termed "subtle, elegiac, and elegant," Schwarcz finds a bridge between the vastly different Chinese and Jewish traditions in the fierce commitment to historical memory they share. For both, a chain of remembrance has allowed tradition to endure uninterrupted from ancient times to the Author: Vera Schwarcz. Bridge Across Broken Time Book Description: In this remarkable book, Vera Schwarcz explores the meanings of cultural memory within the two longest surviving civilizations on earth.

Memory is no homeland but a painful connection to it, a precarious bridge constructed across time. The poet chooses to cross this bridge even when it would be easier to walk away, to live in a foreign country, to drink Old Lady Meng's soup. The novelist Zhang Xianliang also refused the Broth of Oblivion. Bridge across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, xiii, pp. Hardcover $, ISBN 0­­­7. The central theme running through the highly personal series of essays in Bridge across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory is how and why to write history. Those who read Bridge across Broken Time with an eye to its Chinese content risk being disappointed, for, throughout, the book is weighted toward Jewish examples: the poetry of the Israeli Yehuda Amichai; recollections of Shanghai, where some twenty-five thousand Jews survived the war; and Schwarcz's own. Bridge Across Broken Time 作者: Vera Schwarcz 出版社: Yale University Press 副标题: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装 Author: Vera Schwarcz.

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