Contesting Space in Semi-colonial Shanghai: The Relationship between Shanghai’s Modernist Poetry and the City

Authors

  • Chung-to AU The Hong Kong Institute of Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2013.1.2.107-123

Keywords:

Shanghai’s modernist poetry movement, Western modernist poetry, built environment of Semi-colonial city, literary space, Hardoon Garden

Abstract

The introduction of urban study and colonial/postcolonial theories to modernist research in the 1980s has helped us to have another look at the nature of cities. Although a lot of studies have been conducted on Shanghai’s modernist poetry, the notion of a colonial or semi-colonial city, in Shanghai’s case, is seldom addressed. This article will focus on the disparity between the built environment and the literary space created in Shanghai’s modernist poetry. This study discusses whether Shanghai’s modernist poetry is a literary product or a product of its environment by examining the poems of Chen Jingrong, Tang Shi, Hang Yuehe and Tang Qi.

 

 

 

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Author Biography

  • Chung-to AU, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

    Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

    Assistant Professor

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Published

29. 11. 2013

How to Cite

AU, Chung-to. 2013. “Contesting Space in Semi-Colonial Shanghai: The Relationship Between Shanghai’s Modernist Poetry and the City”. Asian Studies 1 (2): 107-23. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2013.1.2.107-123.

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