The Construction of Shen Cong-wen's Temple of Humanity: A Case Study of Xiao Xiao

Feng Pan
2022 Studies in Linguistics and Literature  
Xiao Xiao is the first short story written by Shen Cong-wen at the peak of his career as a writer. It is a mature expression of the "beautiful, healthy and natural form of life that is not contrary to human nature" that he strives for. Shen attempts to express his praise for free life through the image of Xiao Xiao, a free and happy child bride. While showing this child bride who dares to break through the stereotypes and old customs in realizing her individual life desires. It reflects Shen's
more » ... rofound thoughts on the attitude of the city and countryside and the human nature behind.
doi:10.22158/sll.v6n2p21 fatcat:m5zp657xl5gylgal34rb4tllby