Dissertation
Dissertation > Literature > Literary Theory > Literary aesthetics

Lin Yu-tang of Chinese Traditionalarts and Cultureto Explaintheaesthetic Implication

Author ZhangQin
Tutor WanXiaoPing
School Anhui University
Course Aesthetics
Keywords Lin Yutang aesthetics Chinese traditional culture andideology
CLC I01
Type Master's thesis
Year 2014
Downloads 0
Quotes 0
Download Dissertation

As Lin Yutang modern scholars at home and abroad enjoy a high reputation, his work is extremely broad influence. Lin Yutang better known is its accomplishments in fiction, essays regard. But at the same time, he is also an aesthetic ideology has studied and has its own unique insights esthetician. Lin Yutang aesthetics deeply influenced by Croce, while the traditional Chinese philosophy of Taoism in particular, is very respected, and that spirit is the source of Chinese Taoism culture, he also boasted Laozhuang disciples. Therefore, Lin advocating "quiet","humor" of literary thought. As first proposed,"humor" word in Chinese, Lin also called "humorist", he is very good at using simple and understandable language to describe the profound and intriguing truth. Lin Yutang inherited and developed the late Ming "ling", he advocated the creation of heart and freedom, that "one person one person’s personality, this literary personality unrestrained freedom statement, he called spirituality. Lin Yutang spiritual literature advocates had some positive impact in literary creation. These characteristics are all literature and Lin Yutang childhood living environment, mood, educational background, and the times in which relevant. In life, he advocates are optimistic, positive, open-minded attitude towards life, he believes life should quiet and calm. Lin Yutang is uphold the attitude of such a love of life to enjoy life, and this ideal life attitude and Mr. Zhu Guangqian and others in the "art of life" ideology advocated early coincide. Lin Yutang’s father was a Christian pastor, contact childhood education and special family background, living environment and the experience of learning and living abroad for many years, so Lin Yutang on the Western way of life and have a more thorough understanding of ideas, but also to he is more free and democratic personality. Lin Yutang is uphold the attitude of such a love of life to enjoy life, and this ideal life attitude and Mr. Zhu Guangqian and others in the "art of life" ideology advocated early coincide.Lin Yutang’s father was a Christian pastor, contact childhood education and special family background, living environment and the experience of learning and living abroad for many years, so Lin Yutang on the Western way of life and have a more thorough understanding of ideas, but also to he is more free and democratic personality.So Lin Yutang attitude toward Western culture has always been accepted with understanding rather than blindly exclusion. But at the same time he also did not completely abandon the traditional thinking of the East, in the heart of China is also deeply love the unique oriental culture, he believes China’s arts and culture in the world is a very important position and role, and he nice eclectic combination of these two different ways of Eastern and Western cultures. Lin Yutang on the traditional Chinese culture and arts such as calligraphy, painting, construction and other tea even has its own unique understanding and perception, and can accurately grasp the essence of those ideas which simultaneously spread, so that those who do not understand Chinese culture people can appreciate the unique charm of Chinese culture and arts. Lin Yutang that "peace and harmony is characteristic of Chinese art, which originated from Chinese artists soul." For Chinese painting, he thought with Western painting has a big difference. Chinese artists in the painting is not a single imitation of things, but devoted his feelings on the object, so as to vividly demonstrated the essence of things, is a pair of outstanding works of art. Lin Yutang on the Chinese art of calligraphy is more important to feel even gives the "if you do not know Chinese calligraphy and artistic inspiration, you can not talk about Chinese art," so highly praised, and that China’s construction but also by the art of calligraphy affected. His aesthetic theory these ideas not only rich in content but also very personal characteristics, very worthy of our savor and research. Lin Yutang the Eastern tradition and Western modernity harmonious combination, which is extremely valuable. Although he did not specifically talk about the aesthetics of the works, but its unique aesthetic opinion articles about common in the book. This paper attempts to these aesthetics scattered about the Chinese culture and art to sort, compare, and to look forward to more in-depth understanding of aesthetics Lin Yutang.

Related Dissertations
More Dissertations