By Liu Jianmei
By addressing numerous glossy chinese language writers, together with Guo Moruo, Hu Shi, Lu Xun, Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang, Fei Ming, Liu Xiaofeng, Wang Zengqi, Han Shaogong, Ah Cheng, Yan Lianke, and Gao Xingjian, the writer offers an insightful and fascinating examine of the way they've got embraced, rejected, and again to historical idea and the way the spirit of Zhuangzi has illuminated their writing and considering during the turbulent eras of recent China. This ebook not just explores sleek chinese language writers' complex courting with "tradition," but additionally sheds mild on if the liberty of independence, non-participation, and roaming and the extra encompassing cultural area encouraged by means of Zhuangzi's spirit have been allowed to exist within the glossy chinese language literary context. concerning the interaction among philosophy, literature, and background, Liu delineates a ignored literary culture motivated by means of Zhuangzi and Daoism and lines its struggles to outlive in smooth and modern chinese language culture.
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Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature by Liu Jianmei