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A Study on the Modernity of Wang Jingzhi's Poetry as a Lakeside Poet

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2015, (27), pp.429-447
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2015..27.018
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Published : February 28, 2015

Woo Kwang Jung 1

1숙명여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to revaluate Wang Jingzhi’s 汪靜之(1902-1996)representative love poems, especially focusing on his concern for the free, the romantic and the western style love. His love poetry, inspired by the tide of the May 4thMovement that asserted the ideological emancipation and anti-feudalistic society, brokeaway from the restraints of traditional custom between man and women and came toliterary prosperity. His poetry was one of the most effective means to head towardChinese modernity, since he found out Chinese equivalent for Western romantic loveaffairs and developed the private self with modern individual sensitiveness in his manytouching and brokenhearted love poems. This study also tries to find the distinctions of love poems between traditional andmodern society, and summarize the causes through the analysis of the aspects of twocultures, women social status, and different aesthetic tastes. Wang Jingzhi’s love poetryof the 1920s was based on the awareness of the relativism between subject(self) andobject(loving partner). At the same time, this poetry was characterized by its superbtendency to present sense impression of love affairs as well as experiencing sensualpoetic sentiment. Therefore, it wasn't until Wang Jingzhi's arrival that modern Chinesepoetry began in earnest to have the genre of love poem in its fullest sense.

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