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View of life from death - The death narrative in Bai Xianyong's novels from <The New Yorker>

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2022, (64), pp.217-234
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2022..64.008
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Received : April 10, 2022
  • Accepted : May 20, 2022
  • Published : May 31, 2022

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ABSTRACT

This study is about the death narrative of <The New Yorker>in Bai xianyong's novels,And summed it up as the three main themes of death narrative: Choose death, wait for death,transcend death. Bai Xianyong is good at describing the living conditions of Chinese wandering overseas in detail. The motifs of his works - joy for prosperous life, reluctance for death and loss, run through his creations, due to his complex life experience and cultural origins. Death narratives are presented in various ways in his novels. This article starts with the type of death narrative in The New Yorker, and sorts out its creative background and symbolic meaning from works. Through the analysis of the same series of short stories, it explores his view on death. Life cognition of life: In the state of life in which the body is born and the soul dies, the active choice of death has redemptive significance. The death narrative presented in The New Yorker is full of life pain, grief, and compassion for people. The New Yorker has obvious existential care in the writing context. Human consciousness and death are a necessary part of existence. Only by understanding death and earnestly appreciating the value of human existence before reaching the end of life, can the meaning of birth be highlighted.

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