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On Yang Lian's Emotional Complex Upon The "SUN"

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2009, (14), pp.27-78
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2009..14.002
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture

Gao Kai 1

1숙명여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The historic birth pang of the modern pattern-transformation in Chinese society and culture is a most painful and far-flung process. Essentially, the enormous gloomy shadow accumulated in the spiritual space of Chinese nationality by this process is just a kind of profound "Worriment about Modernization" or "Modernistic Worriment". The Chinese pan-modernism literature experienced this worriment innermost and responded it most miserably. By entangling the profundity of the nihility together with the sublimity of the absurdity, this type of literature has brand-ironed a kind of unparalleled "Hardship Aesthetics" to the historic contrail of Chinese nationality’s aesthetic spiritual transformation. The "Obscure Poems" movement, which occurred in 80’s of the last centuryin China, including Yang Lian as one of its representative poets,is just one of the most typical trends of this kind of literature. There are many imagines of the "Sun" with many much different emotions and significances in Yang Lian’s "China Manuscripts" and thus forms very much ambivalently an emotional complex. Taking these imagines of the "Sun" as the main clue, this disquisition not only detailed analyses the genesic springhead of the motivations and the transformative mechanism of the themes of Yang Lian’s poems in his "China Manuscripts", but tries also to reveal the profound historic significance embodied by these poems of the Chinese pan-modernism literature floundering all the while in the "modernistic worriment" of the pattern-transformation in Chinese society and culture.

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