|其他題名: ||A study of P'u Hsin-yu's poetry and prose|
|作者: ||毛懷安;Mao, Huai-An|
|關鍵詞: ||溥心畬;寒玉堂;詩書畫三絕;漢魏風骨;盛唐遺韻;P’u Hsin-yu;Han-yu-t’ang;three major accomplishments in poetry, calligraphy, and art;infective vigor of style from the Han and Wei dynasty;characteristic genre from the glorious T’ang dynasty|
|上傳時間: ||2011-12-28 18:43:38 (UTC+8)|
Mr. P’u Hsin-yu (1896~1963) was a descendant of the royal family of Ch’ing dynasty. The family name of his imperial Manchu was Aixinjueluo P’u Ju. Mr. P’u made his mark in the 1930s; the term of “Nan Chang Pei P’u” (Chang of the south and P’u of the north) became popular within the art community at that time. Even today, it still commands a following. Mr. P’u was famous for his three major accomplishments in poetry, calligraphy, and art. However, people always focus too much on his achievement in art, and ignore his remarkable success in literary creation. In fact, his moral integrity and outstanding achievement were admired the most. He considered himself to be a scholar. He nourished himself an elevated dignity through studying classic scripture and literature. He maintained a faithful and unyielding toward humanity in a very turbulent world, which was often reflected as an extraordinary style in his poetry and prose.
“In reading ancient poetry and prose, we cannot fully understand a poet’s inner thoughts unless we understand his experiences in life!” said by Mencius. For this reason, the first part of this study is a discussion on Mr. P’u Hsin-yu’s experiences in life, moral integrity and outstanding scholarship. The second part of this study was to analyze the thinking and the contains of Mr. P’u’s poetry and prose. Based on these, the clarification of the characteristic features and the style in his poetry and prose composed the third part of this study. Through this study, we can define a more reasonable position for his literary achievement in history. Finally, it shows consistently connection between his integrity as a great person and literary creation. Noble thoughts and feelings were unreservedly revealed in his poetry and prose, and they are always respected.
The most distinguished feature of this thesis is that it was written in a style of rhythmical prose characterized by parallelism and ornateness. I chose this style to pay my greatest homage to Mr. P’u who extremely liked this style. Despite the difficulty in the process of writing, I have exerted all my strength to finish this thesis of 140,000 characters within several years. In the meantime, I hope that I have accomplished the unfulfilled wish of my late grandfather to honor his best friend, Mr. P’u Hsin-yu.