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  • "The Conservationist" in Unnatural History: The Indigenization of Nadine Gordimer's Creative Writing

    Author:Dan Li

    Abstract: Nadine Gordimer, the winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature, is a national treasure in South Africa. Although she is white, she has a distinctive sense of "African-centered consciousness," which is the root of her South African literary creation. Gordimer's 70 years of literary creation have been committed to building an indigenized artistic expression which is full of subjectivity, nationality and revolution. Her indigenized creative writing, which consists of the construction of national consciousness in her early phase, the radical narrative strategies in her middle phase, and the reconstruction of the concept of home and country in the later phase, vividly presents the life of the South African people and the changes of South African history over the past century,...

    Column:Introduction to the writings of Famous African Writers   001-012   Details

  • Just a Little Food, Two Books, and One Axe: The Desire for Homeland and Ethnic Writings by Diasporic Novelist Legson Kayira

    Author:Weifang Zhu

    Abstract: As the first novelist in Malawi, Legson Kayira plays undoubtedly an important role in the history of African literature in English. With a little food, two books and one axe, he embarked on his life-long journey. His autobiography I Will Try records the first half of his epic life, whose publication created a sensation in America and European countries and made Kayira a new star on the stage of world literature. The Looming Shadow and Jingala, published in the 1960s, are noted for their fresh and beautiful village scenes, which embedded the author's desire for his homeland and contemplation on the conflicts between African and Western cultures.

    Column:Introduction to the writings of Famous African Writers   013-021   Details

  • The Genesis and Qualities of Malawian Poet Jack Mapanje's Creation

    Author:Zhongshan Wan, Xiaomeng Sun

    Abstract: Jack Mapanje is a Malawian poet with an international reputation. His poems are very popular in the English world on account of their blazing emotion, profound thought, rich cultural qualityand unique aesthetic meaning. From the pespective of start in creative writing, the characteristics appearing in Mapanje's poetry are closely related to his personal understanding of art and life subjectively, and the historical context and era environment objectively. Throughout Mapanje's entire creative career, he was deeply influenced by oral tradition and colonial history during years as a student, and he later experienced a long period of imprisonment and exile due to the tyranny of the Banda government. These factors, combined with Mapanje's artistic expressive talent,

    Column:Introduction to the writings of Famous African Writers   022-031   Details

  • The Paradox of Self-focus and Altruism in Jane Austen's Persuasion: A Emotion Cognition Perspective

    Author:Haijia Guan

    Abstract: Among all Austen's novels, Persuasion has been established as a canonical text that marks Austen's transformation from "rationalism" to "romanticism." This article, inspired by the theories of emotion cognition, aims to deconstruct this binary opposition, focusing on the cognitive dimension of the characters’ emotion and taking their emotions as a trope on external culture and ethical standards. Through reassessing Anne's transformation from altruism and self-focus, we can see that emotion is profoundly shaped by the ethical context of the 18th century and that Austen has rendered a critical evaluation of the reason-emotion dichotomy.

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   032-040   Details

  • From Misreading to Integration: On the History of Studies of Li Sao in Britain and America

    Author:Jun Feng

    Abstract: The study of Li Sao in British and American academic circles has taken place over 100 years. However, previous studies mostly focused on a certain stage or a sinologist, and the overall trajectory of British and American Li Sao research is still a blind spot. In fact, the research and dissemination process of Li Sao in British and American academic circles since the late Qing Dynasty can be divided into three stages: misreading in the 19th century, the perspective of “the other” in the 20th century, and the integration of the Chinese and Western perspective in the 21st century. Summarizing the overall characteristics of British and American research history of Li Sao from the perspective of Chinese and Western comparison is conducive to the future research of Li Sao from a cross-cultural perspective.

    Column:Literature and Culture Studies   041-053   Details

  • Research Status and Prospect of the Precise International Communication in China

    Author:Lina Wang, Xieping Gao

    Abstract: At present, the international communication context is complex. Therefore, the significance and value of precise international communication research are highlighted. Based on the definition of precise international communication, highly relevant and officially published literature is selected and analyzed, and the relevant data is visualized by bibliometric analysis, and further analyzed by combining longitudinal diachronic analysis with horizontal synchronic analysis, qualitative and quantitative analysis, content analysis and comparative analysis, showing the increase of theorization with high standing and broad vision, and the small incision and focused practical exploration. The relevant research trends are manifested in the interactive development of three-dimensional vision and interdisciplinary intersection, ...

    Column:Precise International Communication Studies   054-066   Details

  • A Study on the Rewriting Strategy of Multimodal Discourse in Chinese Animation Based on Elan Software: A Case Study of Three Kingdoms

    Author:Lihua Jiang, Liziruo Zhou

    Abstract: In the digital media era, the problems of confused frameworks and unclear research paradigms exist in multimodal discourse rewriting of Chinese stories. In light of this, this paper uses Elan software as a quantitative tool to analyze the rewriting phenomenon in the Three Kingdoms anime, and discovers that if rewriting takes hypertext as the guide and audiovisual channel as the base, Chinese stories can be better presented.

    Column:Precise International Communication Studies   067-075   Details

  • Narrative Transformation and Cognitive Equivalence in Children Literature Translation

    Author:Hongyu Zhu, Ke Li

    Abstract: Source-language children readers and target-language children readers have differences in terms of the cognitive framework based on the different poetic traditions and cultural backgrounds. To narrow down the cognitive distance and make the text fully understood, the translator could adjust the narrative structure to achieve the cognitive equivalent to the utmost extent in children literature translation. The paper, taking the Chinese translation of The Dog’s Tale: A Life in the Buda Hills as an example and applying the dichotomy in narratology, utilizes the narrative transforming strategies with the purpose of achieving cognitive equivalence. It sheds some light on the theory and methods of translating children literature as well as to promote intercultural communication and exchanges.

    Column:Translation Studies   076-086   Details

  • A Study on English Translation of the Marginal Female Character of Hong Lou Meng: A Case Study of Xiao Hong

    Author:Bing Zhang

    Abstract: Through a comparative analysis of the character image of Xiao Hong, one of the marginalized female characters in Hong Lou Meng and its four English translations, the article finds that Hawkes' translation something can't be "more unique" in its recreation the characterization of the original text. The image of Xiao Hong in the translation is more vivid than that of the original text, and the translator gave Xiao Hong more positive and sunny femininity. Besides, this translation also has a more obvious tendency to be closer to the target language readers. While the character image of Xiao Hong in Yang's version is not as distinctive as that in Hawkes' translation, it also better reproduced the image of Xiao Hong from the original text.

    Column:Translation Studies   087-099   Details

  • A Design Sample of Moral Education in the Course of "Study on the Works of Chinese and Foreign Classic Writers"

    Author:Yanhong Zheng

    Abstract: Focusing on the teaching topic "The Poetic Ideas and Practice of Allen Ginsberg," this paper presents an instructional design for moral education from the following perspectives: 1. The objectives of moral education: to help students build confidence in Chinese culture and social systems by encouraging them to approach social problems under the guidance of Marxist theory. 2. The difficulties in moral education: to explore the causes of the social problems described in Allen Ginsberg’s poems and draw conclusions based on textual and social evidence. 3. The teaching methods applied in moral education: by applying strategies such as theoretical lecturing, problem-based learning, and case study to accomplish the corresponding ideological and political tasks of the course. 4. The process of moral education: planning the pre-class, in-class, and after-class activities in accordance with the difficult teaching points.

    Column:Curricula of Integrated Moral Education Studies   100-107   Details

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