Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

On Language Revolution of Chinese Avant-garde Novels 1984-1989

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Hongxia Lu
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Hongxia Lu
Available Online October 2013.
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Keywords
Chinese Avant-garde Novels; Discursive Practice; Language Revolution
Abstract
The Chinese avant-garde novel refers to the writing practice of a group of literary men in south China from 1984 to 1989. These literary men include Ma Yuan, Hong Feng, Su Tong, Yu Hua, and Bei Cun, and so on. They had initiated the “language revolution” of Chinese new period literature, and soon abandoned their revolutionary attitude, returned to the routine work of writing. This is always a mystery to be solved in the Chinese Contemporary Literature. According to Foucault's archeology of knowledge as the theoretical framework, our work carry on the analysis of the related historical facts, draw the following conclusion: First of all, the writers resist the influence of ideology through “language revolution”. Therefore, the literature can break away from politics and power gradually. Next, these avant-garde novelists redefine “truth” through “language”. They replace the “truth of external depiction” in literature with “the truth of internal feeling” in ridiculous texts. As a result, the creation of novel acquires unprecedented freedom.
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Proceedings
International Academic Workshop on Social Science (IAW-SC-13)
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
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978-90-78677-84-0
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1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.231How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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