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Manchukuo PerspectivesTransnational Approaches to Literary Production$
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Annika A. Culver and Norman Smith

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528134

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528134.001.0001

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Manchukuo Melancholy

Manchukuo Melancholy

The Writings of Ke Ju and Zhu Ti

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(p.120) 7 Manchukuo Melancholy
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Manchukuo Perspectives
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Norman Smith

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528134.003.0008

Li Zhengzhong (pen name Ke Ju) (b. 1921) and Zhang Xingjuan (penname Zhu Ti)(1923-2012) are Chinese writers who established prominent careers in Manchukuo; together, they comprise one couple of the “Northeast’s four famous husband-wife writers.” This chapter outlines their personal lives and important elements of their professional careers before focusing on several of their fictional works: Li’s novel Native Place Yearning, and two of Zhang’s novellas, “Melancholy on the Mighty Black Dragon River” and “Cherry.” These major works feature melancholic themes reflecting their engaged, yet alienated, relationship with contemporary society under imperial Japan's occupation.

Keywords:   Manchukuo, Li Zhengzhong, Ke Ju, Zhang Xingjuan, Zhu Ti, melancholy, Japanese occupation, Chinese writers

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