On National Consciousness in Wu Shimin’s Novel Iron Net and Bronze Hook
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 9-13
Received: Jan. 14, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 26, 2019; Published: Mar. 16, 2019
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Liu Weiqin, College of Literature and Journalism, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China
Zhang Zhaoqin, College of Literature and Journalism, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China
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Abstract
Mr. Wu Shinmin was once the deputy director of State Ethnic Affairs Commission of China. After retiring, he turned his long time thinking on ethnic work into composition and devoted himself in writing novels. Iron Net and Bronze Hook is a representative one. By narrating Chinese people’s resistance against Japanese aggression in Poyang Lake Area, Mr. Wu expresses a strong will of the Chinese nation in this novel. Though it writes about the conflicts and collisions between Zhao’s and Zhu’s Village, different from the other family novels which mainly focus on internal affairs of small families, the novel manifests a deep concern about the fate of country and demonstrates the writer’s cognition of and concern for the Chinese social structure and expresses a strong national consciousness, i.e. no matter how different people are, they will surely unite as a whole when facing foreign invasions. Iron Net and Bronze Hook is the very result of Mr. Wu Shimin’s meditation for his ethnic work for many years and also the perceptual manifestation of his ideas on it.
Keywords
Wu Shimin, Iron Net and Bronze Hook, Poyang Lake, National Consciousness
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Liu Weiqin, Zhang Zhaoqin, On National Consciousness in Wu Shimin’s Novel Iron Net and Bronze Hook, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 9-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190701.12
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