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|Other Titles:||The Imaginary City: The Cultural Meaning of Luoyang and Chang'an in Southern Poems|
Department of Chinese, NTNU
Even though we all acknowledge that the capital of South-Dynasties is located in Jiankang, the amount of poems related to Jiankang actually represents a small proportion of remaining iterary works. On the contrary, Yuefu poems regarding “Chang’an” and “Luoyang” were popular subjects for poets then. Scholars have since considered these subjects as intimations of Jiankang. The author looked deeply into these literary works and discovered that these works are related to odes in two Han dynasties describing their capital. It goes without saying that to describe a city from literary works and history, it is necessary to compare with cities in real life. This article, therefore, cut to the point from two viewpoints. He begins with discovering the relationship between scholars in South-Dynasties and two historic capitals. He then looks into literary works such as “Luoyang Road”, “Chang’an Road”, and “Jingluo Article”. He discovers how they describe the gloriousness of past capitals and the cultural meaning of these works. Looking back from the results, perhaps scholars in South-Dynasties didn’t realize their memories of Luoyang and Chang’an were connected to their own capital and, moreover, to their complicated nationality, desire and writing style.
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