Journal of Chaohu University ›› 2021, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (5): 86-92.doi: 10.12152/j.issn.1672-2868.2021.05.012

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Heterogeneity and Marginality: The Living Space and Identity Shape of the "Literati in the Tingzijian"

HUANG Ying-hao:Modern Chinese Poetry Research Institute, Southwest University   

  1. Modern Chinese Poetry Research Institute, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715
  • Received:2021-04-15 Online:2021-09-25 Published:2021-12-03

Abstract: The "literati in the Tingzijian" (which means literati in the pavilion) was originally proposed by Mao Zedong, but the definition of its concept wandered between generalization and unidirectionalization. The space oppression of the "Tingzijian" mirrors the literati's perception of the "proximal order" and the "remote order". The former makes the literati appear heterogeneous in getting along with the bottom workers in shanty towns and the ordinary citizens of Shanghai, so it is also far from the "popular literature and art", while the latter reflects the marginal dilemma of the "literati in the Tingzijian" in the vertical form through the comparison of cultural capital, social capital and the center of the literary field. At the same time, the enclave characteristics of the "Tingzijian" have further shaped the habitation ecology of young literati, and strengthened the power of the Left League. The two generations of "literati in the Tingzijian" moved from the margin to the center along the ascending path of the literary production mechanism, but the differentiation among the "literati in the Tingzijian" also has more room for interpretation.

Key words: "literati in the Tingzijian", heterogeneity, marginality, identity shape, Bohemian

CLC Number: 

  • I209.9