Su Shi’s Nostalgia for Home
|Keywords:||蘇軾;東坡;思鄉情懷;鄉思;情感表現;人格特質;Su Shi;Dongpo;Nostalgia for Home;Nostalgia;Emotional Expression;Personality Traits||Issue Date:||2012||Abstract:||
This thesis aims to explore Su Shi’s emotional world and researches Su’s life and works in an attempt to analyze expressions of and changes in Su’s nostalgia for his home. The first chapter of the thesis, the “Introduction,” explains the main purpose of the thesis as well as the research methodology employed in the work, chapter breakdowns, etc. The second chapter, “Embodiments of Nostalgia,” uses several important features of Su Shi’s life and work to discuss specific expressions of his nostalgia for home. The third chapter, “The Struggle between Leaving and Staying,” explores how Su hesitates between leaving home and staying there, creating an emotional tension in which he misses his home but is unable to return to it. The fourth chapter, “Where Should I Return To?
—The Vacillations of Nostalgia,” analyzes developments and changes in Su’s attitude about returning home during different periods of his life. The chapter also explores how Su uses reason/rationality and emotion to deal with his nostalgia. The fifth chapter, the “Conclusion,” points out that, although Su Shi’s personality includes a portion that is detached from the world and open-minded, this kind of behavior is nevertheless built upon his dedication to and his struggle with his emotions. The conclusion also explains that, by exploring the nostalgia for home theme, we can more deeply and specifically understand Su Shi’s personality.
|Appears in Collections:||中國文學系|
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