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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

the past or in the future, instilling in humanity the belief that “the future could fundamentally surpass the present,” 3 a belief persisting to this day. Yet once the idea becomes a blueprint for social reform and is put into practice, utopia is no longer the word “nowhere” from which it was coined

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Li Xiaojiang

Translator Edward Mansfield Gunn

the past or in the future, instilling in humanity the belief that “the future could fundamentally surpass the present,” 3 a belief persisting to this day. Yet once the idea becomes a blueprint for social reform and is put into practice, utopia is no longer the word “nowhere” from which it was coined

What Kinds of Stories Does Wolf Totem Narrate?

As Allegory: The Qualities and Characteristics of Wolf Totem

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

represent their dissenting views, constructing a new historical platform for the birth of modernist literature and modern allegory. Throughout history, allegory and philosophy (thought, beliefs) have always maintained a close connection. By concealing abstruse philosophical theory or iconoclastic thought in

Why was There Such a Wide Readership for Wolf Totem?

As Fiction: The Shift of Subject Position in the Context of Post-Modernism

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

its purpose. The author does not conceal that the same earth used for the funeral for an old concept contains a new belief. His story of wolves is offering a new enlightenment. The ‘wolf totem’ is a grand narrative after all. Whether enlightened or grand, all alike have been the target of the

How Many Allegories are Contained in Wolf Totem?

The Utopian Boat: A Journey of Redemption Has a Nearly Inaccessible Destination

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

elevated to totems or even ascending to heaven; it is just an oral folk custom. In the novel Bilgee is always and everywhere speaking of “Tengger,” but that is not simply the expression used in daily life; it is a supreme symbol, conveying the profound basis for the folk belief in a state of existence in

A Brief Conclusion: The Discursive Space within and outside Wolf Totem

In Terms of Criticism: Interpretation and Necessary “Over-interpretation”

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

convenience and an approach that is somewhat evasive, preserving the historical vein of things while leaving open space for renaming. In such circumstances, texts or discourses can hardly escape fate, and whatever the belief, whether from the East or the West, fall into the mire of the ‘post-’ (postmodern

How Could Wolf Totem Evoke Diametrically Opposed Moods and Opinions?

Postcolonial Criticism: Allegory is in the Self-Dissolution of ‘Thinking’

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

intimately related to the grassland, and even more from the heartfelt understanding of his knowledge of the background of grassland history and culture and its ethos, beliefs, and so forth. His explanations do not fit the standard of values for mainstream society, but arise from the necessity for survival

How Did Wolf Totem Captivate Readers?

Aesthetics: A Model Text of Postmodernist Empathy

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

, becoming an instrument of belief in the process of transgression, “presenting a special schema of the world in the form of language, and speaking to the world as a whole living being.” As Yang Yi wrote: Structure governs the order of the narrative internally, while externally directing the human

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Li Xiaojiang

condensed the ideal of a utopia in the past or in the future, instilling in humanity the belief that “the future could fundamentally surpass the present,” 3 a belief persisting to this day. Yet once the idea becomes a blueprint for social reform and is put into practice, utopia is no longer the word

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Julian Meyrick

performative expression? Is it a dig at authority’s inability to tame a world it believes it can manipulate with its categorical logic? Brack’s later paintings are divided between hope and despair, between belief that growth and development are possible and a sense that humanity just goes round and round. The