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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2019, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.040058.

Wang Anyi's Writing after her Westbound Journey


Yixia Hao

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Yixia Hao

Yanbian University, Yanbian, China


Wang Anyi experienced her first trip to the United States in the 1980s,as a result, she plunged into the difficult situation of literary creation with the depressed mood at the end of the century. The paleness and meaninglessness of personal experience seriously affected her psychological mechanism. However after six months of loneliness, she overcame herself. What is admirable is that her self-recognition and  personal experience are restructuring, she writes six short stories and four mid-stories during special period of time. After author visit to the United States, Xiao Baozhuang which is the turning point of her literary creation, as a representative work of root-seeking literature, were written by her.


westbound; personal case ;Utopia

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Yixia Hao. Wang Anyi's Writing after her Westbound Journey. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 2: 176-178. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.040058.


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[3]Zhang Yiwu(1993). On “Post-Utopian” Discourse, a Trend of Chinese Literature in the 1990s. Literary and  Art Controversy, no.02, pp. 23-29.