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Chinese utopia: Its evolution, poetic anchorage and modern transformation

In: World Literature Studies, vol. 13, no. 2
Xiangchun Meng Číslo ORCID - Lirong Zhang Číslo ORCID
Detaily:
Rok, strany: 2021, 33 - 42
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Chinese Utopia. Evolution. Poetic anchorage. Texperience shift. Transformation.
Typ článku: štúdie / articles
Typ dokumentu: PDF
O článku:
The major forms of Chinese utopia include “the Land of Bliss”, the Taoist “small country with few inhabitants”, the Confucian “Great Unity”, Tao Yuanming’s “Peach Blossom Spring”, Kang Youwei’s “World of Great Unity” and its modern variations. Chinese utopia has evolved from reactive poetic retreat to active political remolding. It has developed from pastness to nowness in terms of temporal orientation, and from “nowhere” to “somewhere” and then to hereness in terms of spatial orientation. Chinese utopia has strong poetic anchorage, which is determined by the Heaven-Earth-man unity. Through the mechanism of texperience shift, Chinese utopia in the modern context is often transformed into a usable cultural or spiritual icon, or national political vision, policies, blueprints and concrete social practice. A comprehensive insight into the Chinese utopian tradition helps to understand the utopian-poetic-political entanglement in China.
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ISO 690:
Meng, X., Zhang, L. 2021. Chinese utopia: Its evolution, poetic anchorage and modern transformation. In World Literature Studies, vol. 13, no.2, pp. 33-42. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2021.13.2.3

APA:
Meng, X., Zhang, L. (2021). Chinese utopia: Its evolution, poetic anchorage and modern transformation. World Literature Studies, 13(2), 33-42. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2021.13.2.3
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV
Publikované: 30. 6. 2021