Chinese literature Essays

  • Power Of Literature In The Novel Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress

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    The novel ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’ explores the transformative power of literature as a central theme. The power of literature is most evident in the character, the little Chinese seamstress. In the first part of the novel, the seamstress hasn’t been exposed to any books in her life. Therefore, her actions and appearances are not influenced by literature. This novel highlights her attitude towards her own education level. When telling Luo about her limited reading ability, she

  • Chinese Marriage Literature Review

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    in the aspect of differences of status between Chinese and Western women in their marriages. Although, female’s positions of marriage depend on the social system and historical background, it presents the feature that women are living in a disadvantageous position in their marriages. To this situation, by the method of using the main character’s marriage in Dream of Red Mansions and Down-ton Abbey as examples, this article tries to make a literature review about the topic of woman’s marital status

  • Chen Hongshou Analysis

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    similarity in appearance. He would change the way of painting when he was copying. So the figures had very distinct features in his paintings.” His style is usually revealed naturally in his paintings and reflects the highest taste of traditional Chinese men of

  • How To Prepare For A Vacation Essay

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    Plan and Prepare for a vacation. Planning and preparing for a vacation depends on one’s personality on what entertains them the most. Unfortunately, some people go on a vacation depending on what other people recommend. Some people don’t do enough research on the place that they are going to visit; they might not like the place or might not have the same interest as other people. People’s idea of a fun vacation differs. Nevertheless, people have to try visiting new countries and exploring new places

  • Gender Identity In Modern Chinese Literature

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    norm of what female “should” do.This kind of role is called female gender role.There’s no doubt that some seemingly-hidden social forces are distorting the natural reshaping of female’ self gender role. Literature is a mirror of reality.When we look back at the development of modern Chinese literature,it’s not complicated to capture the subtle change or revolutionary remodeling of the female characters.More and more eye-catching heroines touch the bottom of our heart by their characteristic personalities

  • Literary Devices Used In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    BRIEF ANALYSIS The use of various literary devices in Joseph Conrad’s novel helps to bring his story to life, which ultimately is to his advantage. Conrad brings the reader into the darkness, displayed the corruptibility of humankind and left them pondering the absurdity of evil and imperialism. One of the strongest literary devices that Conrad uses to engage the reader in his novella is the use of imagery. However other important literary devices that are used throughout the novel as well as in

  • The Human Brain In William Golding's The Lord Of The Flies

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    The human brain. Such a creative and wonderful part of the human body… but could it be responsible for the death of two boys? Yes it could. The Lord of The Flies is a realistic fiction novel, written by William Golding, about a group of young school boys that are stuck on a island untouched by mankind. There are three main characters of the book: Jack, Ralph, and Piggy. Jack is where the immorality on the island originates from, and it spreads to the other boys. Jack is very reckless and careless

  • Mao Zedong Literature

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    hands of the Party was literature. The role of literature and art was established by Mao Zedong during the 1942 Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art. In the two speeches the Chairman gave during this conference, he defined the relations between the literature and the politics (Mao 1975). According to Mao, in the new communist China, literature had to serve the political goal and promote the Party’s ideology among the masses. Mao also determined the new audience of literature and art. Literary works

  • The Beauty Of Chinese Poem Analysis

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    Beauty of Chinese Poem ---Taking Dian Jiangchun as an example Although I am an English major student, I also like ancient Chinese poem very much. I like the beauty of its rhythm, rhetoric and culture. So I want to share some feelings of mine about ancient Chinese poem. Here I take the poem, Dian Jiangchun, of my favorite poet, Li Qingzhao, as an example. Original Chinese version: 点绛唇 蹴罢秋千,起来慵整纤纤手。露浓花瘦,薄汗轻衣透。 见客入来,袜刬金钗溜。和羞走,倚门回首,却把青梅嗅。 1. The author. In the history of Chinese literature, there

  • The Four Talents: The Poetry Of The Tang Dynasty

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    followed the style of their forebears and created a blend of the characteristics of the north and south. Eventually the field of literature was refreshed and became more vigorous as a result of those who are known as The Four Talents - Wang Bo, Yang Jiong, Luo Binwang, and Lu Zhaolin,. In spite of their lower social status, each of them was gifted and has left to the Chinese people with their cheerful spirit and works that cannot be forgotten. Poems of the period known as the flourishing Tang Dynasty

  • Shen Congwen's Border Town

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    Shen Congwen, “Border Town” The lyrical narrative style in the works of Shen Congwen (1902-1988), the well-known Chinese writer of the twentieth century, lends a special critical manner to his works. The lyricism and poetry of Shen Congwen’s prose enter into a dialogue with the critical pathos of writers of the literary mainstream of the 1920s -1930s. Shen Congwen’s creative originality is defined by a place of his birth and consanguinity with tujia and miao nationalities, traditionally living in

  • Balzac And The Chinese Seamstress Analysis

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    Literature, and written works in general, has continuously shown through world history to react to the cultural, social and political context surrounding it. That being said, with a commitment to literary arts one can experience alternative worldly and cultural views to their own and learn new ways to live an authentic life. Once the gratifying freedom of literature has been opened an individual, the emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements of their lives can expand to new heights. In the novel

  • Summary Of Foreignization In Wei-Chong

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    culture specific items which would be categorized and analyzed in the following paragraphs. Also, those footnotes that were not related to Chinese culture would be discussed later in this essay. Firstly, there is a large group of comparatively more cultural-loaded terms or names, such as historical figures, idioms and words or sayings that are related to literature and allusions, translated and footnoted in Fortress Besieged. For example, “蘇東坡” (5:3:1), “孔子” (10:1:15) and “孟子” (10:1:16) are some historical

  • Imperial Language Analysis

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    Languages and the Panorama of World Literature Abstract World literature and world languages are something that concerns our spirit, it is not something meant for specialist, and it is something that affects our soul. First let us begin with world literature, is there a world literature to which the answer is obviously, there is. Is there a world literature and that depends much on the languages in which it is translated? Is there a world with its own national literature? Yes it is, do we know all

  • Classical Chinese Poetry Translation Analysis

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    The Representation of Images in Classical Chinese Poetry Translation _____Exemplified by The Selected Poems of Du Fu Translated by Burton Watson Chapter One Introduction This chapter is the introduction to this thesis, which mainly discusses the research background, research significance, research questions, and thesis framework. 1.1 Research Background The image, the combination of subjective feelings and objective objects, is regarded as the soul of the poem. It does pose great difficulty for translator

  • Robert James Waller's Repetition As A Rhetorical Device

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    poetical line repeated to emphasize its significance in the entire text. Repetition is not distinguished solely as a figure of speech, but more as a rhetorical device. It is very important for translators to translate repetition from English into Chinese in order to let the readers know the beauty of the English language. Though the translation society has various opinions on rhetorical translation, aesthetics is one of the best theories to guide the translator

  • Herder's Theory Of Comparative Literature

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    He was a member of Prague linguistic circle, which intended in extending the insights of structural linguistics to literature. He became a professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Yale University. With Austen Warren, he co-authored Theory of Literature (1949), a pioneering and highly influential approach to the study of comparative literature in which history, theory and criticism are intimately linked. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Wellek made a great impact on comparative

  • Image In Chinese Poetry Translation

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    The Reconstruction of Images in Classical Chinese Poetry Translation _____Exemplified by The Selected Poems of Du Fu Translated by Burton Watson Chapter One Introduction This chapter is the introduction to this thesis, which mainly discusses the research background, research significance, research questions, and thesis framework. 1.1 Research Background The image, the combination of subjective feelings and objective objects, is regarded as the soul of the poem. It does pose great difficulty for translators

  • A Dream Of Red Mansions Analysis

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    reading the "A Dream Of Red Mansions", and I also saw the 87 version of the TV series. This time, I select part of Mr. Yang’s English translation to do a simple appreciation. Seen from the chapter titles The title of each chapter in the traditional Chinese chapter novels is the key that readers reads the whole language of that chapter, which is a form of the sentence between the poem and the prose. This kind of title overview concentrated the whole story, point out the hero and the story and arouse

  • Feathers From A Thousand Li Away Analysis

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    1980s and onwards, the term was regarded as a metaphor designation ‟ to describe different categories of people, expatriates, political refugees, expellees, alien residents, immigrants and ethnic and racial minorities‟. (Victoria chen 1995) The Chinese diaspora is the largest group in America. In Like The Banyan Tree: Images of the Indian American Experience Leela Prasad(1999) quotes, “The International Organisation for Migration said there are more than 200 million migrants around the world today