Modern Chinese Poetry and Poetics
Professor Shun Korenaga
President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Vice -Chancellor, The Ritsumeikan Trust
Modern Poetry in East Asia developed under the influence from modern European poetry. French symbolism and surrealism have a tremendous impact on our poetry over the last one hundred years. Chinese modern poetry developed during 1920’s to 1930’s led by Bian Zhilin, passed through Nine Leaves group in 1940’s, and rebirthed in the end of 1970’s led by Bei Dao, while modern poetry blossomed in Taiwan where produced many outstanding poets as Ya Xian or Zheng Chouyu after WWⅡ. In contemporary China, there have been a stream to pursue freedom of expression and modernity of poetry in literary field despite of pressure from CCP after so-called Cultural Great Revolution.
This year's AP Conference will be commemorating the Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies (RCAPS)' 20th anniversary and will welcome three prominent researchers active across the world to give keynote speeches. Researchers from 32 countries and 111 institutions have applied to give presentations or hold panels. The conference program will be released in mid-October. Please look forward to it. For more details, please click here.