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|Other Titles:||Imagination and Reconstruction of Literature Landscapes: A Case Study on a Cross-Age Writer Lung Ying-tsung’s Hometown Writing|
Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages, and Literature, NTNU
This essay intertextually discusses Taiwan litterateur Lung Ying-tsung (1911 to 1999)’s works together with the historical materials; meanwhile, by refering to the concept of cultural geography, it discusses how he imagined and reconstructed the literary landscapes of his hometown, Beipu. The essay starts with exploring how he recalls his literary enlightenment during his public school life in Beipu through his hometown writing. Secondly, the essay divides hometown writing by two themes: imagination of literary landscapes and reconstruction of historical memory. The former mainly clarifies how the writer’s description of the literary landscapes of hometown reveals colonial intellectuals' inner anguish; in addition, how the authors describe the unique natural landscape of Beipu, forming a cross-era haunting literary characteristic. After World War II, along with the process of localization in Taiwan society, Lung recalls his hometown memory by writing, through which the literary landscapes of hometown is reconstructed. At that time, hometown is no longer a gloomy colonial space one must run away from, but transformed into a site of personal growth, family reclamation, and confrontation between Taiwan and Japan by Lung’s writings. Even if in his "repeated" writing process, his reconstruction of feeling toward hometown and his rewriting of literary landscapes change or unchange, and his national identity has been questioned, he has insisted on using literary language to describe Beipu, so that readers can see his hometown through his literary landscapes depicted.
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