2013/2014 The School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
Graph-Text Conversion under the Mixed Fiction Paradigms –
A Study of Zhou Shoujuan’s Film Fiction
邵棟 SHAO DONG
Date and Time: January 24, 2014 (Friday); 5:30pm-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
With the introduction of western movies into China at the turn of the twentieth century and increased significance of fiction since the late Qing period, there emerged a new kind of fiction named yingxi fiction in Shanghai. The authors of this type of fiction were mainly those labeled “the Mandarin Duck and Butterfly School” writers. The plots of theyingxi fiction were closely related to the storylines of the western films screened in Shanghai at that time. The yingxifiction reflects the change in fiction paradigms, especially its hybrid narrative style, moral conflicts, and graph-text conversion. This talk uses Zhou Shoujuan as a case study to illustrate the paradigm shift of the yingxi fiction.