物質不滅-《天香》,王安憶的上海繁華過眼錄

Translated title of the contribution: Memory and Material Culture in Wang An-yi's Heavenly Scent

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Abstract

Heavenly Scent is Wang An-yi's latest fiction written in 2011 in which the scenario and characters are concerned with the quotidian as she usually portrays in Shanghai. However, the motif deals differently this time with ”embroidery”, a unique traditional handicraft in Chinese art that reflects not only the background of the artisans, but also the history of Chinese textiles. Heavenly Scent belongs to the same genre of material culture in Dream of the Red Chamber and The Golden Lotus digressing into the mainland Chinese modernity of the literatures of the ”wounded” , the ”roots”, and the ”avant garde”. My project will be a pioneering effort to trace and bridge materialism in classical literature and modern literature, and to study how material culture plays a vital role in Chinese modernist novels.
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)175-186
Number of pages12
Journal中國現代文學
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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