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Title: 突破与反思—从《画室》看英培安“华校生”和“死亡”的情结 = Breakthrough and reflection : the study of the complex of the 'Chinese-educated' and 'Death' in Yeng Pway Ngon’s art studio
Authors: 蔡汶燕 Chua, Boon Yan
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Literature
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: 阅读英培安的作品,不难看出,华校生一直是他十分关心的命题。英培安的小说,特别是长篇小说,一贯都会书写有关华校生的境遇。在像新加坡这样一个以英语为主导的国家里,华校生的地位往往远不如受英文教育的精英。同样是身为华校生的英培安对于华校生的情结,一直贯穿在他的作品中。本文将以英培安于2011年出版的最新小说《画室》为研究对象,结合英培安的人生经历,着力探讨英培安对华校生和死亡的情结。论文发现英培安在《画室》中,对于华校生的处理方面有很大的突破。他突破之前的华校生一贯失败形象,塑造新经验,从而赋予对华校生的希望。而在书写死亡方面,这部小说也具有其独特之处。英培安表面上看是在书写死亡,其实是体现了他对于生命的热爱。独特的书写方式蕴含着患癌的英培安本身对于死亡的反思。英培安将关怀点再次放在华校生和死亡身上,也引起读者对于二者的反思。 It is not difficult to observe from Yeng Pway Ngon’s works that he is indeed very concerned about the issues of Chinese-educated students. The majority of Yeng's novels, especially his full-length novels, frequently portray the encounters of Chinese-educated students. As we know, Singapore is a country with English as her first language. The social status of Chinese-educated students is viewed to be incomparable to that of the English-educated elites. Being Chinese-educated himself, Yeng's affection and ties with the Chinese-educated students have always been deeply embedded in his literature pieces. Drawing references from Yeng's latest novel Art Studio (2011) and Yeng's personal life experiences, this paper will examine Yeng's affections towards both Chinese-educated students and the idea of death. The thesis has observed that in Art Studio, Yeng has made a very huge breakthrough in handling the topic of Chinese-educated students. From the former image where Chinese-educated students were portrayed to be always failing, a new experience was sculptured to express hope towards this concerned group. The work is also unique in its portrayal of death; on the surface, it seems as if Yeng is illustrating death, but in reality it is an expression of his ardent love for life itself. This unique approach is an embodiment of Yeng's reflections towards death, who is in fact cancer-stricken. Yeng has once again expressed his concerns on Chinese-educated students and death, as well as provoking the readers’ reflection on the duo.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
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