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Title: 从漂泊到还乡 :萧村笔下的异国异形象 = The studies of images of Chinese people in Xiao Cun’s literary works
Authors: 王成鹏 Wang, Cheng Peng
Keywords: Humanities::Language::Chinese
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: 萧村是新加坡与马来西亚 50 年代的著名作家之一,他的创作涵盖了小说、散文等形式。除了文学题材外,他还涉及了海外华人历史、海外华人经济等领域。萧村的文学作品主要是围绕着 “离散华人” 这个概念,他所专注的对象是身处于东南亚或曾经生活在东南亚的华侨。他笔下的华侨主要以新马的华侨为主要分析对象。本文将以“离散华人”为主要切入点来分析萧村作品中的华人形象。由此而延伸至海外华人与阶级 、 种族、国族甚至身份认同等课题之间的联系。萧村的海外华人书写,形象层次鲜明, 极具现实主义特色,因此他作品中所刻画的人物主要以在艰辛时局下生活的草根百姓为主。梳理萧村笔下的海外华人形象,还原了 50 年代至 60年代在海外谋生的海外华人形象。除了介绍“离散华人” 在海外谋生的情况,本文也涉及了这群海外华人在 60年代回归原乡后的遭遇。本文借由海外华人在新马与回归中国后的遭遇,探索萧村对于海外华人在不同时期所给予的深刻关怀。Xiao Cun is a renowned writer in both Singapore and Malaysia in the 1950s and has been an influential figure in the field of Chinese Literature. Apart from the field of literature, his works also include overseas Chinese history and overseas Chinese economy, a few notable ones amongst the many other fields. Xiao Cun's literary works mainly revolve around the concept of "Chinese diaspora", and his works largely focus on overseas Chinese immigrants residing in southeast Asia or had lived in southeast Asia during the 1950s. The focus on overseas Chinese in his works are mainly overseas Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia. This thesis will adopt the concept of "Chinese diaspora" as the main focus point to analyze on, using it to explore the imagery of Chinese people in Xiao Cun's works. This analysis would then manifest into exploring deeper issues such as social class, race, nationality and also the topic of self-identity among overseas Chinese. It is observed that in many of Xiao Cun’s writings, there have been distinct images and features displaying the overarching topic of realism. As such, the persona depicted in his works are mainly grassroots people living in difficult times. The lower-class overseas Chinese is being analyzed, as well as the image of overseas Chinese living abroad in 1950s and 1960s. In addition to introducing the situation and context of the Chinese diaspora living abroad, this paper also examines the varying experiences these overseas Chinese had when they returned to their native country in the 1960s. Based on their experiences in Singapore, Malaysia and after their return to China, this paper further scrutinizes Xiao Cun's deep concern for these overseas Chinese during different periods in time.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
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