I would like to thank Professor Průšek for his encouragement and also the publishers of the following journals and books for permission to reprint the articles contained in this volume:
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Toung Pao (E. J. Brill, Leiden)
Studies in Modern Chinese Literature (Akademie-Verlag, Berlin)
Three Sketches of Chinese Literature (The Oriental Institute in Academia, Prague)
I am very grateful to Professor С. T. Hsia for kindly permitting us to reprint his 1963 “reply” to Professor Pr̊šek, “On the ‘Scientific’ Study of Modern Chinese Literature,” as Appendix One of this book.
My special gratitude is to Mr. John D. Coleman, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, for compiling the selected bibliography and for editorial assistance. Sincere thanks are also due Professor Milena Doleželová of the University of Toronto who was kind enough to go over the bibliography and suggest several important titles for inclusion. Mr. Jason Wang of the University of Wisconsin has provided the elegant Chinese calligraphy.
Leo Ou-fan Lee