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The Harlem Renaissance

Author YiQunFang
Tutor WangEnMing
School Shanghai International Studies University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Harlem Renaissance New Black Black art and culture
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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\It is one of the African-American literary and cultural history, the most significant event of the 20th century, the historical period in American academia today known as the African-American cultural life in the most artistic creativity; same time, it is also African-American culture the history of an extremely complex and controversial historical events. So far, the \\its meaning or associated with the various aspects. Chinese scholars \Article reference and learn from the American academia so far from the \perspective on the revival of the role and influence of the social and historical background, literary and artistic achievements and as a literary, ideological and socio-political movement for a more comprehensive investigation. The main argument of this paper: 1) \Harlem as a black \The era of \2) \This is mainly due to the black intellectuals, black writers and artists on the one hand greatly encouraged by the new awakening of racial consciousness and racial pride, commitment to revitalize the black culture, literature and art, with a view to their eventual integration into mainstream American society and win the race equality and equitable treatment, on the other hand, they do not stick to fixed uniform artistic or aesthetic standards, adhere to the personality, the freedom of artistic expression in their literary and artistic creation. 3) as a literary movement, literary and artistic works of the renaissance period has its own historical limitations, \the door, also inspired generation after generation of black writers and artists, and paved the way for the subsequent development of black literature and art. As an ideological Enlightenment, the revival of the short-term impact of the general black public is not so obvious, but in the long run, \take root in the hearts of the artists and the black middle class. As a social and political movement, the revival did not achieve social and political goals envisioned by the older generation of black intellectuals, despite the black intellectuals, the new black writers and artists ignored the social, economic realities, but they are brave enough to try to black culture, literature and art as the to improve Negro situation, the fight for racial equality and fair treatment of weapons. In this sense, the failure of the \4) \\brilliant achievements, and finally explore the role and influence of the Harlem Renaissance \\cultural and political consciousness, but also help us further understand the African-American fight for civil rights and equality history of struggle and its contribution made in literature, art, and cultural aspects of American society.

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