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Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry$
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Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139262

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.001.0001

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Fan Writing

Fan Writing

Lu Ji, Lu Yun and the Cultural Transactions between North and South

Chapter:
(p.43) 3 Fan Writing
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Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry
Author(s):

Xiaofei Tian

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.003.0003

From a diametrically opposite perspective to Chapter Two, this chapter examines the same topic of Lu Ji’s southern identity as a scion of the state of Wu, after it had been conquered by Jin in the wars of the Three Kingdoms. The author finds that Lu Ji’s identity as a southerner was accompanied by an admiration of Luoyang, the capital in the North, and its prominent political figures such as the powerful warlord Cao Cao. While Lu Ji figures himself as a feather fan from the South, then, he is himself a “fan” (i.e. admirer) of northern culture. The interaction of these two sentiments is actually key to understanding the literary productions of both Lu Ji and his brother Lu Yun. The Lu brothers expended much effort in rewriting northern yuefu songs in a more refined style, thereby appropriating them. Their motivations in doing so were surely shaped in part by their special status as southerners relocated to the capital.

Keywords:   fan writing, cultural transactions, Lu Ji, Lu Yun

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