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Harmonious and Tear: An Imagological Investigation of the “Hybrid” in Mo Yan's Novels

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DOI: 10.25236/soshu.2021.026


Chenxin Zheng

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Chenxin Zheng


Mo Yan's literary creation, with its rich integration of world literature, folk resources and classical literature, has a broad space for interpretation in the field of comparative literature. Hybrid images in Mo Yan’s works, taking example of Shangguan Jintong from “Big Breasts and Wide Hips” and Chen Bi from “Frog”, reflect that Mo Yan draws lessons from western literature, also imply Mo Yan's attitude towards literary exchanges between Chinese and western world. Based on imagology, the article conducts the study from two aspects, the internal and external of the text, and Mo Yan’s hybrid images will be compared with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Faulkner's works, to discuss the literary writing of common human life experience, and how the western literature influence on Mo Yan in the content of the literature, then induce Mo Yan’s unification of world literature and national literature.


Imagology, world literature, hybrid image