Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (2): 76-82.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.02.011

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On the Cultural Implication of the Image of the Wise Man in Jia Pingwa's Novels

LIU Gen-gen:School of Liberal Arts, Anhui Normal University   

  1. School of Liberal Arts, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu Anhui 241000
  • Received:2020-09-17 Online:2021-03-25 Published:2021-06-02

Abstract: Jia Pingwa has created the image of the wise man in more than ten texts, which shows the author's preference for the image of the wise man. The wise man has different cultural connotations in novels of different periods and themes, which can be roughly divided into three series. First, in the novels of seeking roots in the 1980s, the wise man showed the introverted and deep, silent and powerful national spirit. Second, in the country novels after the 1990s, the wise man metaphorically described the process from hardship to gradual decline of Chinese traditional country culture under the impact of modern civilization. Third, in historical novels since the new century, the wise men, facing wars, killings and distortion of human nature, showed the light of human nature and soul comfort beyond history.

Key words: Jia Pingwa, the image of the wise, cultural implication

CLC Number: 

  • I207.425