Chinese Poetry in Times of Mind, Mayhem and Money by Maghiel van Crevel

By Maghiel van Crevel

"Chinese Poetry in instances of brain, Mayhem and funds" is a groundbreaking contribution to scholarship, well-suited to lecture room use in that it combines rigorous research with a full of life kind. protecting the interval from Eighties to the current, it really is equipped round the notions of textual content, context and metatext, which means poetry, its socio-political and cultural atmosphere, and significant discourse within the broadest experience. The authors and concerns studied comprise Han Dong, Haizi, Xi Chuan, Yu Jian, sunlight Wenbo, Yang Lian, Wang Jiaxin, Bei Dao, Yin Lichuan, Shen Haobo and Yan Jun, and every little thing from the subtleties of poetic rhythm to exile-bashing in household media. This ebook has room for all that poetry is: cultural historical past, symbolic capital, highbrow undertaking, social observation, emotional expression, song and the materiality of language - artwork, in a be aware.

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24 Perhaps because of the immense, initial impact of Obscure Poetry and the convenience of thinking in neatly successive generations, literary historiography has tended to lump together divergent and indeed incompatible trends of the mid- and late 1980s and the early 1990s such as those listed above, under denominators like the Third Generation (㄀ϝҷ, pre-Cultural-Revolution poets being a First, and Obscure Poetry a Second Generation), the Newborn Generation (ᮄ⫳ҷ) and Post-Obscure Poetry (ৢᳺ㚻䆫).

Poetics of the Elevated are powerfully present in the cult of poetry, with its origins in the late 1970s and the 1980s, elevating the poet to superhuman if not divine status and as such very much a cult of poet-hood. Its impact in the 1990s and beyond is manifest in the continuing worship and mythification of Haizi, whose apotheosis was occasioned by his suicide, and of Hei Dachun on account of his bohemian lifestyle. Recent years have shown aggressive explicit-poetical efforts at the Earthly end of the spectrum, with Yu Jian as the most prolific contributor, especially during the Popular-Intellectual Polemic of 1998-2000.

25 Be that as it may, two important, generalizable points about the 1980s are that the avant-garde exploded into pluriformity and abundance, and that the first signs of the opposition of the Elevated and the Earthly as one of its distinguishing features became apparent. The first point is illustrated by Xu Jingya’s spectacular “Grand Exhibition of Modern Poetry Groups on China’s Poetry Scene, 1986” (Ё೑䆫യ1986’ ⦄ҷ䆫㕸ԧ໻ሩ), followed up in 1988 by a fat survey anthology entitled Overview of Chinese Modernist Poetry Groups 1986-1988 (Ё೑⦄ҷЏН䆫㕸໻㾖1986-1988), from among a wealth of other evidence.

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