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A Review of the Change of Research Direction of the Esthetics in Chinese Literature and Art into Discussion of Life in New Age

Author LiuCaiZuo
Tutor ZhangWeiMin
School Northeast Normal University
Course Literature and Art
Keywords The aestheticization of everyday life Life Dewey Li Zehou Confucianism Aesthetics Ecological Aesthetics Cultural Studies
CLC I206.7
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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The aesthetic theory of Chinese literature and art started in the discussion of theaestheticization of everyday life in the beginning of this century. This discussion is thedescription of Aesthetic economy era and experience economy era. But this discussion mainlyfocuses on the social phenomenon but lays little emphasis on the defects of constructionstructure theory, which deviates this topic from the study of literature and esthetics, leadingthe research into the direction of literature. This theory can be regarded as the continuation ofthe the theory of aestheticization of everyday life.However, based on China’s new life transformation and the developing trend of theworld aesthetics, the theory the life theory transformation of Chinese literature and art, isaimed to construct China’s own life aesthetics from the theory of literature and aesthetics inChina.Because of the wide influence and many problems appeared in this discussion, manyschools of thoughts contended for their own ideas. This passage is mainly devoted to find outthe continuation relationship between the two theories, make clear the boundaries of the two,and shed light on the blind spots of the prior researches. And this discussion mainly proceedsfrom the aspects of theoretical and academic history of life theory turn.The research method of this article is by collecting and listing the ideas of all schools anddrawing a conclusion and comment of my own.This paper is divided into four parts. The first part revolves with the connotations andtheoretical origins of the two theories. The second part will make a simple review of lifetheory transformation from the theoretical level. The third part is about the commentary of lifetheory transformation in Chinese traditional aesthetics. The last part is the expansion of thetheory, mainly from the angles of Ecological aesthetics and culture research.This paper mostly uses a diachronic view. By comparing the research states ofaestheticization of everyday life and life theory turn, we can know how understand andconstruct the the aesthetic theory of iterature and art.

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