Modern Chinese Literature Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Modern Chinese Literature
A look at modernism in Chinese literature.
# 131328 | 1,750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (World) , Asian Studies (General)


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This paper explores the that meta-fictional or avant-garde formal experimentation in modern Chinese literature. It further shows what characterized the generation of the 1980s which were sandwiched between the total control of the political state and the radical commodification of the current world order of globalization. The impact of these factors on literature in China at this time is considered in light of the works of several authors. According to the paper, these formal experiments are expressive of the new urban life of China in the 1980s, with all of its contradictions and uncertainties.

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"Zhang Xudong, in Chinese Modernism at the Turn of the Century, notes that meta-fictional or avant-garde formal experimentation in literature characterized the generation of the 1980s who were sandwiched between the total control of the political state and the radical commodification of the current world order of globalization (Xudong 150-151). These formal experiments are expressive of the new urban life of China in the 1980s, with all of its contradictions and uncertainties (Xudong 155). We can see these qualities evident in Yu Hua's short story "On the Road at..."

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