2015-2016 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
An Analysis on the Boundary Crossing Practice in Ye Si’s Kuangcheng Luanma
李芊芊女 Ms Li Qianqian
Date and Time: October 23, 2015 (Friday); 5:30-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Kuangcheng Luanma, a novel authored by Xin Yuan, won the 4th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature in 1997, yet its authorship was left to be a debatable point in the literary community of Hong Kong afterwards. Some critics argued that Ye Si (Leung Ping-kwan), a renowned Hong Kong writer, wrote Kuangcheng Luanma under the assumed name Xin Yuan. However, up until Leung’s death in 2013, he never claimed his authorship of this novel. One of his close friends claimed at Leung’s funeral it was Leung who wrote Kuangcheng Luanma, which brings new perspectives on this novel. Based on close reading of the novel and Leung’s literary style, my studies conclude that Kuangcheng Luanma is a significant boundary crossing practice by Leung. With reference to his book reviews, my seminar will discuss how Leung explores the boundaries of literary genres, writing styles, themes and cultural ideas in his writing.
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