1930s Shanghai Experimental Writing Analytical Essay by Top Papers

1930s Shanghai Experimental Writing
A look at the writings of Mu Shiying and Shi Zhecun on Shanghai in the 1930s.
# 141399 | 1,250 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Asian) , Literature (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper provides an introduction to Shanghai's modernist sensationism and the romantic appeal of Shanghai at the time. The paper looks at the work of Mu Shiying (d. 1940) and the lasting chronicling of Shi Zhecun and portrays Shanghai as a semi-colonial environment that has offered several Western kinds of influence amid Chinese liberalism. The paper shows how all participants were overshadowed by future uncertainty and danger.

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"A great romance remains attached to the decadence, creativity and uncertainty of Shanghai in the 1930s, an intellectual and artistic centre where various Western influences joined the Westernized Chinese elite from different origins. Mu Shiying (1914-1940) is known best as a writer of short stories that record for us this unique backdrop that was as elegant as it was violent from the time of the 1930s Japanese invasion of northern China. Mu Shiying's famous short story, `Our World' was accepted by Shi Zhecun (1905-2003), then an author and experienced literary editor who..."

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