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Ouyang, Wen-Chin (2015) 'صداقة الرجال والأخوّة في الثقافتين العربية والصينية / Male Friendship and Brotherhood in Arabic and Chinese Cultures.' Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, 36. pp. 145-172.

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This article explores the relationship between friendship and brotherhood and unpacks their twining in the literary imaginary in a comparative study of Arabic and Chinese writings. The purpose is to consider the efficacy of East-East comparative studies in enriching our experience of literary texts and in expanding the horizon of comparative literature. It takes advantage of the unequal developments in the discourses on male friendship in Arabic and Chinese literatures, and the unparallel distribution of these discourses among different genres of writing in two divergent literary traditions, and reconsiders the meaning and significance of male friendship in imagining an ideal state in which justice prevails, and in the unraveling of this ideal state when the bonds of friendship are breached.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISSN: 11108673
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 18:27

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