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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060515.

An Interpretation of the Cultural Implications in "Teahouse", the Treasure of Contemporary Chinese Literature


Ze Li

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Ze Li

Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China


"Teahouse" is a play created by Lau Shaw in 1956. There are nearly 50 characters in the play. In addition to the family of the owner of the teahouse, there are many characters, such as the bannerman who is loyal to justice, the capitalist who is eager to prosper the country through industry, the treacherous eunuch, the impoverished farmer, as well as the spies, thugs, police, hooligans, physios, priests, etc. With the help of a small teahouse, it completed the description of the social unrest in China's modern decades, and showed people a unique modern history from a unique perspective. Not only that, Lao She also wrote the struggle, contradiction and change of the characters with the old way of writing, so that they are no longer the facial makeup in the drama, but the living people. By showing the choice of individuals in different times and the experience of different individuals in a unified era to show the social scene at that time, the cultural connotation of the society at that time was expressed.


"Teahouse"; Cultural details; Literary treasure

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Ze Li. An Interpretation of the Cultural Implications in "Teahouse", the Treasure of Contemporary Chinese Literature. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 5: 92-96. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060515.


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