A Study of the Formation of "Lyric Space" in pre-Tang Poetry: From the Writing of Space to Lyric Space
|Keywords:||抒情傳統;抒情空間;巧構形似;謝靈運;謝朓;陶淵明;空間;lyric tradition;lyric space;qiao-gou-xing-si（巧構形似）;Hsieh lin-yun;Hsieh Tiao;Tao Yuan-ming;space||Issue Date:||2010||Abstract:||
Based on the perspective of space, this essay examines the writing of space in pre-Tang poetry in which the gradual formation of "lyric space" evolves from the unemphatic writing of space as a mere background with little emotional presentation. Meanwhile, by analyzing and revisiting the development of pre-Tang poetry and notions concerned, this essay endeavors to negotiate with and reflect upon the Chinese lyric tradition and the western theory of lyric poetry.
Early theory of poetry is thematic of "yan zhi" (言志) and "yuan qing" (緣情). However, from the embryo discourse which only involves the presentation of the subject''s inner emotions like "yan zhi" and "yuan qing" to the transformation into "qing-jing jiao-rong" (情景交融) at last, the foregrounding and lyricizing in the writing of space becomes the theoretical concern of Chinese literati, which serves as the turning point of lyric tradition. In other words, the formation of lyric space in the lyric tradition mirrors the very dimensions of space in the theory of classical Chinese lyric poetry.
The introduction of the present essay summarizes and scrutinizes Chinese lyric tradition and western lyric-poetics respectively. The so-called "lyric space" is outlined as well. The second and third chapters not only explore the early poetic theory but also review the presentation of space from the Shi Jing and Chu Ci to the early pentasyllabic poems. At this early stage, space had not entered the discoursive and creative focus yet, in terms of poetic ideas or works. The fourth chapter on the one hand probes the theory of "qiao-gou-xing-si"（巧構形似） and poems of Hsieh lin-yun and Hsieh Tiao in order to delineate factors behind the poetic and theoretic transition to space, which further leads to the formation of lyric space. On the other hand, it analyzes the particular choice of Tao Yuan-ming to write about space in everyday life. Premised on the above, the final chapter attempts to organize a theoretical account of the formation and significance of lyric space.
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