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Simplicity: the Nationality of Chinese Poetics

Author ShiChaoHui
Tutor LaiLiXing
School Hunan Normal University
Course Literature and Art
Keywords simplicity XieYi Chuan Shen
CLC I207.2
Type Master's thesis
Year 2005
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Western aesthetics and poetics in the 20th century have deepened the people’s knowledge of appreciation of the beautiful and art. The concept of "simplicity" is an important aesthetics category taken seriously by many celebrated aesthetics, which appears accompanied by the deepening of art knowledge over the last hundred years. Chinese ancient theory of literature and art has much in common with that of the western countries of the 20th century.The essay analyzed the question from three aspects: Firstly, from the two aspects of Xie Yi and Chuan Shen, it discusses the simplicity feature of Chinese poems. Simplicity is a main means of a creation of the implication, interest,and mood of poems, and with the application of simple, we can achieve good result of laying stress on " Xie Yi "and "Chuan Shen" .Secondly, during the discussion of simplicity , based on The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons, Si-Kong-ta’s Poetics and The Cang Lang Poetry Talk, it explores the pursuit of the poetic simplicity contained in them all long during the constant inheritance and breakthrough. Next, beginning with the overall features of Chinese culture, this thesis discusses the general manifestation of simplicity consciousness in ancient culture, such as in the aspects of features of ancient Chinese characters, life-style, behavior model, psychology, spirit, ideology and so on.Chinese ancient poetics are very abundant. Besides the above mentioned contents, many Chinese ancient categories has close bearing on simplicity, and these questions remain broader room for research.

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