Opportunities and Challenges: Reflections on the Cultural Situation and Destiny of Modern Poetry in the Past Century
Yin Guoming;the Chinese Department of Shanghai East China Normal University;
"Modern Poetry"has been around for a century since the publication of On Literary Improvement written by Hu Shi in1917. However,the situation of today's poetry seems less satisfactory considering its influence on people's everyday life or the performance of its creation,which would even raise doubt on modern poetry 's future. Undoubtedly,as an expression and accumulation of traditional artistic spirit, poetry functions as cohesion and inheritance of traditional Chinese aesthetic consciousness and artistic spirit. The development,change and innovation of poetry not only provide reference,resources and vitality for literary creation and theory constantly,but also function as a historical portrayal of the change and renewal of Chinese artistic spirit which reflect the different values of artistic thinking in different contexts and environments. Nevertheless,the emergence of modern poems in the 20th century presents a sudden change and a turning point in the history of Chinese poetry while highlighting the influence of literature on social changes at the same time. modern poetry is a "premature child"with distinctive features of the times. It has to experience a long test and baptism in order to have its future through continuous error correction,reconciliation and innovation.
【CateGory Index】： I207.25