Research on Influence of Classical Chinese Literature on Autumn Melancholy in “The Tale of Genji”
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Mourning for autumn is deemed as an important theme in classical Chinese literature while the stories related to the character’s destiny and its seasonal setting in “The Tale of Genji”also deserve attention. Particularly, in autumn, most stories occur in the context of tragedy. Starting with autumn melancholy, this paper conducts research in terms of thematology, discussing the influence of classical Chinese literature on “The Tale of Genji”.
Classical Chinese Literature, the Tale of Genji, Autumn Melancholy