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An Initial Discussion on the Smiling, Proud Wanderer

Author LiangLinGuang
Tutor JiaZuoHe
School Chongqing University
Course Literature and Art
Keywords Louis Cha Wuxia novel The Smiling Proud Wanderer literature analyze literature value
CLC I207.42
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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There are plenty of Chinese Wuxia novels. This kind of novel has many disputedbecause most of them no creativity value, just for entertainment. Although, theprejudice of Wuxia novels has been reduced, but it still exists until now. In order tounderstanding the style of Wuxia novels, increasing knowledge and embodied Wuxianovels value in literary, I chose The Smiling, Proud Wanderer as my study. The Smiling,Proud Wanderer is one of Louis Cha’s works. He is a great writer of Wuxia novels. Hisworks are very popular. His has15works, although number of works is little but highquality. His works not only popular in mainland China but also spread to overseas,Thailand is the one of those countries. This paper mainly discusses and analyzes thewhole content of The Smiling, Proud Wanderer and it divided into6chapters.The first chapter is talking about the general situation of the research. The Smiling,Proud Wanderer is a full-length novel and belongs to literary fiction. Expression ofliterary form and evaluation the value of literature is the basic principles and provisionof literature research.The second chapter is discussing the propagation of Wuxia novels in Thailand. Itstarts from50’s and popular in70’s. Especially TV series and movies, they’re verypopular in Thailand. In the70’s to90’s Wuxia works is trend times in Thailand.The third chapter is The Smiling, Proud Wanderer analysis. This chapter is mainlyanalyzing literature, structure of The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. The research discoveredcontent has four sections, section of opener, section of develops, section of climax andsection of ending. Louis Cha wrote internal conflicts and external conflicts todeveloping the story. He was expressed justice and evil and reflected human nature.Characters and thought of figures just like ordinary people, have a real conversationsand energetic. There are real places and imagine scene in the plot. Those scenesheighten figures characters and thought, enrich the story. The writer is the one whoknows whole story of The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, include temperament, behaviorand thought of characters. Louis Cha used many writing techniques to describedcharacters and setting, indirectly expressed his thoughts and feeling.The fourth chapter is analyzing and discussing about all reflected society life ofThe Smiling, Proud Wanderer. In the story could found general situations of life such asoccupation, traffic, education, rules and law. The Smiling, Proud Wanderer whole contents was affected by Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Story embodiesChinese conventions of moral excellence, Chinese social values, Chinese cultures andcustoms. They proved writer has knowledge about Chinese society and show creativeability of writer. Those knowledge blends into the story, let the readers does not feeluncomfortable.The fifth chapter is analyzing about values of The Smiling, Proud Wanderer. TheSmiling, Proud Wanderer increases reader’s knowledge, embodies human nature, pointout many views of ethics and morals, and the story also embody the writer’s thought,made readers thought-provoking. In addition, the novel not only gives entertainment toreaders, but also makes readers feeling warm. At the same time, writer admonishes forpeople keeping a pure heart in this greed society, and don’t contaminated by depravity.The final chapter is summary. This chapter to sum up and brief narrated about thisresearch topic.

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