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Michelle Yeh. Why Modern Chinese Poetry? Challenges and Opportunities[J]. International Comparative Literature, 2020, 3(2): 211-222. doi: 10.19857/j.cnki.ICL.2020321
Citation: Michelle Yeh. Why Modern Chinese Poetry? Challenges and Opportunities[J]. International Comparative Literature, 2020, 3(2): 211-222. doi: 10.19857/j.cnki.ICL.2020321

Why Modern Chinese Poetry? Challenges and Opportunities

doi: 10.19857/j.cnki.ICL.2020321
  • Received Date: 2020-03-23
  • Rev Recd Date: 2020-04-10
  • Publish Date: 2021-03-09
  • This essay, based on the keynote address at the biennial conference of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature in August 2019, is divided into three parts. Part One is an overview of the development of modern Chinese poetry as an academic field in the English-speaking world, mainly North America and Europe. Part Two delves into the dramatic structural changes in China from the pre-modern period to the twentieth century. As a result of the “seismic changes” in society and culture, modern poetry has encountered unprecedented challenges in terms of the role and function of poetry, the persistence of the traditional aesthetic paradigm, and the need to establish a new readership. On the other hand, the historical and aesthetic challenges also present opportunities for scholars. Part Three suggests such opportunities, such as modern poetry's role as a cultural vanguard throughout modern Chinese history.
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