Mo Yan and Chinese Pastoral Literature
English Language, Literature & Culture
Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2016, Pages: 53-57
Received: Sep. 1, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 3, 2016; Published: Jan. 5, 2017
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Eyup Saritas, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Novel laureate in literature since 2012, the prominent Chinese novelist Mo Yan was born and raised in a village in the province of Shandong. His works are often themed on rural life. Contrary to the case in Turkey, researches on rural life in China have advanced on a continuous basis since the 20s of the 20th century in China. This can be explained with the fact that primarily Mo Yan and Jia Pingwa, as prominent novelists in China, never stopped writing on villages, villagers and inner world of peasants that endeavoured to lead the life in the city as they did back in the village. In this brief research study, we try to discuss in what way Mo Yan touched on the pastoral literature in his works.
Mo Yan, Pastoral Literature, Red Sorghum, China
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Eyup Saritas, Mo Yan and Chinese Pastoral Literature, English Language, Literature & Culture. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2016, pp. 53-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ellc.20160104.13
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