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Grotesque·horror·death——“Call to Arms” and “Wandering”

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2013, (31), pp.351-370
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2013..31.014
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 28, 2013

xuzhen 1 Chen Yanan 2

1한국외국어대학교
2명지대학교

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ABSTRACT

Lu_Xun is the most renowned figure in Chinese literature in the 20th century. His friction “Call to Arms”(1923) and “Wandering”(1926) arouses much research interests in the academic field. A large body research has been conducted mainly on a few famous pieces of his work from the perspectives of national independence, anti-traditional values. In this essay, I, with an innovative perspective, use the negative image mentioned in the friction, such as death, disgrace, sarcasm, horror and bloodiness along with the grotesque art to narrate the main theme. Aesthetic angle is used to analyze grotesque elements created in Lu_Xun’s social ideology, such as “moonlight”, “man-eating” and “decapitation” revealing the social awareness conveyed in his work: 1. The deep-rooted inferiority of the citizens, 2. Death is not the end, 3. “save the children”

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