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The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East–West Conflicts and Reconciliations is a pioneering volume compiled to examine the representation, aesthetics and dichotomy of the notions of grief and melancholy in East–West exchanges and cultural dialogues. It investigates the topic in the dimensions of individual behaviors under specific social norms, cultural products such as literature and film, and outputs of rituals such as funeral banners and wreath messages.

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Lau, C.S.G., Chan, K.K.Y. (2024). Introduction. In: Garfield Lau, C.S., Chan, K.K.Y. (eds) The Poetics of Grief and Melancholy in East-West Conflicts and Reconciliations. Springer, Singapore.

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