One way to produce beauty and poetry: my experience in teaching Yang Shuo’s prose
Yang Shuo’s prose was once a model of contemporary Chinese middle school literature teaching. He broke through the classical writings of Chinese landscape travelogues, and actively carried out the spirit of “people’s nature” in contemporary literature. He conveyed the distinctive aesthetic tendency of contemporary literature through the brushwork of “sacrifice chapters show true meaning.” However, in today’s university literature education system, Yang’s prose is almost impossible to find a foothold. Regardless of ideological or literary nature, Yang’s prose shows a huge rift in Chinese education and literary education. Through the accumulation of experience in the teaching practice of contemporary literature courses in ten years, this paper attempts to explore the new perspective of literary criticism by examining the comparison between the middle school experience of literature education and the university experience from the perspective of reader acceptance.
Belles-lettres; Yang Shou style; beauty and poetry; cross-cultural writing
LI Haixia (1979- ), Associate Professor, Shanghai University, mainly studying at Chinese contemporary literature. Representative works: “Literature Picture under Crisis,” (Shanghai Sanlian, 2010). Representative papers include “The Literary Expression of the Spirit of Screws”; “The Wholeness of Poetic Lyricism and ‘Looking’: The Narration of the Workplace of Contemporary Literature”; “The Birth of New Science and Human Creed: New Reform of Literature in the New Period ‘Knowing’”; “How does the literature of the weak go forward: on realism in the novels of the road”; “From laborers to migrant workers: reflection on one aspect of literature in the 1980s,” etc.