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|Other Titles: ||The spiritual aspect in the literatures of Dr. Lin, Yu-Tang|
|Authors: ||楊雅如;Yang, Ya-ju|
|Keywords: ||林語堂;幽默;幽默大師;性靈;閒適;Lin, Yutang;Humor;Master of Humor;Personal style;Personal expression|
|Issue Date: ||2010-01-11 05:12:18 (UTC+8)|
Among the writers in the thirties, Lin, Yutan is internationally famous. He encouraged himself to master the Chinese and the western culture and critic all the articles of the universe. With the knowledge of multi-culture, his style of writing is both humorous and light-hearted, and combining the western style essay earning him the fame of "The master of Humor". His name is inseparable with "Humor" in the history of modern Chinese literature. He made the best of the sense of humor and turned it into the most beautiful flower that put a smile on the face of everyone.
Mr. Lin wrote in English for more than 30 years. Through his writing, the westerners understand more about the world of Chinese. His writing is filled with philosophy and wisdom. In the mean time, his extraordinary life story makes Mr. Lin''s writing even more fascinating. This thesis attempts to understand the literature world of Mr. Lin, in which reside both the "thought of Confucius" and his ideal to construct the world culture; therefore, it is necessary to go through all his work -- not only limited partially in any particular period. Only then, can one connect all the dots and show the entire picture of Mr. Lin''s spitritual world, so as to comprehend the true meaning of humor and to understand the art of living and the beauty of life. There are six chapters in this thesis, which are: Chapter 1, Introduction: the motivation of the thesis, the scope of literature, and the method of study. Chapter 2, Mr. Lin in the Modern Literature: Section 1: The current study of Mr. Lin in Taiwan and mainland China. Seciton 2: To justify Mr. Lin according to the evaluation he received in the modern literature history. Chapter 3, Mr. Lin''s background: Section 1: The son of the pastor, the influence of the family and where they lived. Section 2: The school year. Section 3: Love and marriage. Chapter 4, Mr. Lin''s work of humor. Section 1: The period of " Yu Si (Threads of Talk) ". Section 2: The period of journal publishing: " Analects Fortnightly ", "Renjian Shi(Human World)", " Yu Zhou Feng ". Section 3: The essays. Chapter 5, Mr. Lin''s Noveles Section 1: His life and time in overseas when writing noveles. Section 2: " Moment in Peking", " Leaf in the Storm", " The Vermilion Gate", the three most famous of Mr. Lin, and the essence of his thinking. Section 3: " Looking Beyond"and the utopia of Mr. Lin -- his love of the ancient history and his worries of the modern world of industry. Chapter 6, The Conclusion: The afterthought of Mr. Lin, the justification of his status as a writer, his contribution to communicating the western world and the Chinese culture. In this study, Mr. Lin''s thoughts are examined through out his entire work. His sense of humor reveals all through his work and his life. He is the image of Chinese humor. Through his humor and his work, he has brought the Chinese literature to a higher level, a place for the joy of heart and mind. Although he once made an announcement that he made himself as in a mass of contradiction, the essence of his world manifested in his work is both consistence and passionate to the life and the world. Through this study, we hope to help people to have a deeper appreciation to Mr. Lin Yutan.
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