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A Study on Li Bai’s Self-consciousness in <Gu-Feng>

Yoon,Seok-woo 1

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ABSTRACT

In this article, I have looked at the work of Li Bai using the analytic framework of George Herbert Mead’s objected self(‘Me’) and subject self(‘I’), which appeared in Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition. The objected self is the image that another person defines and expects to himself. In this sense, the subject self is formed in response to the objected self. If the subject self conforms to the objected self, the subject is well adapted to the identity, but if not, the subject self can fall into internal conflict and division. In other words, if there is no ‘social acknowledgment’ of others represented by the subject self, the subject self suppresses itself or falls into self – division. In the case of the Li Bai, there is an immortal in the subject self that the other person views Li Bai. Li Bai is very pleased with this self. However, Li Bai has another subject self. It is the self that have Secular success. However, the people of the world do not recognize the self-consciousness of the Li Bai. The Li Bai images that others see, that is, the purposeful ego that others expect, is immortal. Therefore, LI Bai’s subject self falls into conflict and division. In this frustration, Li Bai returns to the world of Immotal. This is to return to the self as a Immotal, and to correspond with the objective self as a immortal.

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