A Resounding “Yes” to Mother-tongue Literature — but for Whom and about What?

Liu Daxian (刘大先, pictured here)  has just published a persuasive call to recognize the great value of “mother-tongue literature” (多民族母语文学) to Chinese literature (中国文学) as a whole. Liu is a member of the editorial staff at the quarterly Studies of Ethnic Literature (民族文学研究) who did a stint in 2009 as a visiting scholar at Columbia U in … Continue reading A Resounding “Yes” to Mother-tongue Literature — but for Whom and about What?