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Mark Twain in China

Selina Lai-Henderson


Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he has played a significant role in speaking for the Chinese people at home and abroad. After his death, his Chinese adventures did not stop, for his body of works continued to travel through China in translation throughout the twentieth century. If Twain were still alive, he would certainly be elated to hear that his most famous work, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), alone has gone through no less than ninety d ... More

Keywords: Mark Twain, China, adventures, translation, Huckleberry Finn, race, global, Pacific, culture, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804789646
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Selina Lai-Henderson, author
The University of Hong Kong