越界的追尋: 柴春芽《西藏紅羊皮書》初探

Translated title of the contribution: Transboundary Pursuers of Chai Chunya's The Book of Tibetan Red Palimpsest

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Abstract

In the short stories collection The Book of Tibetan Red Palimpsest, Chai Chunya's stories are based on the historical background of Han-Tibetan cultural and political conflicts, and he severely criticizes Chinese Communist Party's persecution of the Tibetan and suppressions of the Tibetan Buddhism. Chai transforms these historical and realistic national and cultural conflicts by magical realistic skills. In the collection, there are a series of stories about misanthropic pursuers who hate their life in capitalism cities and encounter crisis of faith, therefore, they take a trip or a pilgrimage to Tibetan region for the legendary Shangri-La. These transboundary pursuers, from modern cities to wild Tibetan region, from materialism to religion, are always on the way for something spiritual, however, their long and desperate pursues are usually in vain at the end. I would like to discuss these autobiographical stories to show how Chai overcomes the crisis of faith in post-revolutionary China.
Translated title of the contributionTransboundary Pursuers of Chai Chunya's The Book of Tibetan Red Palimpsest
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)64-80
Number of pages17
Journal《臺北大學中文學報》
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Chai Chunya
  • The Book of Tibetan Red Palimpsest
  • magical realism
  • the crisis of faith
  • pilgrimage

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