Comparative Analysis of Modern Chinese and Western Culture Based on Several Literary Works
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- Lu Xun; Jonathan Swift; Virginia Woolf; Cannibalism; Feminism
In Modern China, early 18th century Ireland and modern England, this paper analyzes the collision between Modern Chinese and Western literature under their distinct cultures, specifically to focus on the works of Revolutionary Chinese Modern writer, Lu Xun, A Madman’s Diary (1918), and What Happens after Nora Walks Out (1923) compares with Irish Catholic leader, Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal (1729), and English modern feminist writer, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1929). From there, this paper compares the metaphors, literary devices, and the purposes of the works is to acquire the mutual understanding between different writers. Focusing on the similarities and differences when compared A Madman’s Diary with A Modest Proposal and What Happens after Nora Walks Out with A Room of One’s Own, this paper eventually analyzes the root of oppression and how society deals with oppression nowadays. The conclusion of this paper is to have an international and humanistic view of the literature produced by authors of different nationalities and cultures during times of oppression and inequality. Furthermore, to extend the argument in societal oppression to the present day nations of China, England and Ireland.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanjun Chen PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Comparative Analysis of Modern Chinese and Western Culture Based on Several Literary Works BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 475 EP - 479 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.086 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.086 ID - Chen2022 ER -