School of Chinese Seminar
Sojourning in Republican Beijing: Self-writing and the Poetry of Huang Jie (1873-1935)
孫瑩瑩博士Dr. Yingying SUN
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shen Zhen
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Abstract Influenced by the trend of reevaluating Chinese literature in twentieth century, more attentions has been paid to traditional-style writings in late Qing and early Republican eras. Current research primarily focus on writings by Song Poetry School and Qing loyalists, while studies on Nanshe group rely more on political and revolutionary perspectives. This talk examines Huang Jie (1873-1935)’s classical-style writings during his settlement in Republican Beijing, by investigating how classical-style poetry was used as a method of social practice and lyricism in modern era. Huang’s poetry well represented the daily life and sojourning experience in Republican Beijing, hence reflected the literati mentality and self-identity in the transformation period. Moreover, the significance of traditional literary form and classical-style writings in modern China is also discussed.
About the Speaker Graduated from HKU, Dr. Sun Yingying is currently a lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shen Zhen. Her research interests include classical-style writings in modern China, classical literary criticism, Nanshe Studies and philology. She has published one book The Chronicle of Zhang Yuzhao and dozens of research articles.
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