Chinese Literature: Ge Fei and Yu Hua Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Chinese Literature: Ge Fei and Yu Hua
An analysis of the motifs of memory and time in Ge Fei and Yu Hua's works.
# 142026 | 1,500 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Asian) , Literature (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper discusses how the arrival of postmodern Western materials in Chinese in the 1980s coincided with Reform permitting greater literary freedom. The paper discusses Ge Fei & Yu Hua's use of time and memory as motifs imparting what occurred in 20th century China in terms of dislocation, confusion, ample suffering and with the promise of future work of the kind, given a 'glorious' globalized China in which a full third of the people are mere migrant labourers, just as displaced and exploited as the masses through time.

From the Paper:

"By the 1990s, Chinese authors were able to convey the nature of post-Revolutionary China, revealing what the nation had endured. In the work of Ge Fei (1964- ) and Yu Hua (1960- ) one finds a strong ability to encapsulate a vast saga of modern Chinese upsets in stories of ordinary people undergoing bizarre and therefore, normal experiences, for the times and country in which they lived. Xudong Zhang commented on experimental fiction in the late 1980s as often featuring motifs of memory and time. The works discussed in this paper in Ge Fei's "The Mystified Boat" and Yu..."

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