Hongling Lyu

A Survey of Scottish Literature Studies in China

The twenty-first century has witnessed a growth in Scottish literature in China, the trend of which actually began to emerge decades ago in the twentieth century. Not a few classical and contemporary Scottish literary works, some of them translated, have been analyzed by the Chinese academia. In view of this, the paper intends to make an explicit literature review of representative academic papers, works, and translations about Scottish literature in China, with the clue of time, genre, and subjects. The variety and intensity of Chinese scholars’ perspectives are to be presented and discussed together with an exploration of the reasons for their growing interest in Scottish literature.

Hongling Lyu, Nanjing Normal University, China