Study on Chinese Folk Customs in Early Twentieth Century from On a Chinese Screen
- Maugham; On a Chinese Screen; Chinese folk customs
In the 1920s, British writer Maugham created his very representative travelogue to record the traveling along the Yangtze river in China: On a Chinese Screen, which describes in detail the various Chinese folk customs in villages and cities from an outsider perspective of modern western civilization. He not only explores a new understanding of the modern Chinese folk culture in time and space, but also puts unique aesthetic feelings on Chinese culture. Therefore his travel notes can be considered as the excellent literary texts reflecting the "internal value" and "external value" of Chinese folk customs.
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TY - CONF AU - Han Zhang PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Study on Chinese Folk Customs in Early Twentieth Century from On a Chinese Screen BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education (ICADCE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 261 EP - 263 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125916097 ID - Zhang2019/08 ER -