Xiaochun tianqi [Gossamer Weather]. Riji jiu zhong [Nine Diaries]. Niaoluo xing [Marital Episodes]. Inhe was arrested by the Kempeitai when his true identity was finally Yu dafu sinking.
He is sometimes overwhelmed with hypochondria and with a megalomania mixed with patriotism. Chi kuihua [Late-Blooming Cassia].
Although his earlier education upheld a strong sense of ethics and moral purity, he is too weak to resist sexual temptations and is caught in a perpetual and losing battle against haunting erotic desires and sinful voyeurism.
Er shiren [Two Poets]. One interesting aspect of the style in "Sinking" is the intimate relationship between the protagonist and nature, where he constantly searches for consolation and tranquillity.
Qi mu [At the Decline of Years]. Ta shi yi ge ruo nuzi [She Is a Weak Woman]. That night, driven by unbearable shame and sinfulness, he Yu dafu sinking into the sea and drowns himself. When he is desperately seized by melancholy, he grumbles to himself and feels grudges against his Japanese classmates.
Zhong tu [In the Middle of the Road]. Haigu milianzhe de duyu [Monologue of a Collector of DecayingBones]. It contributes particularly to the superficiality of character portrayal and the unwieldiness in the narrative.
While walking along a path in the countryside one morning, he accidentally overhears bewitching talk between a Japanese man and woman who are making love behind the bushes. He received a number of scholarships through the Chinese government and went on to receive a traditional Chinese education in Hangzhou.
Xue yu lei [Blood and Tears]. Mayinghua kai de shihou [Blossom Time of the Maying Flower].
He was there only for a short period before he was expelled for participation in a student strike. The protagonist is a young Chinese student sent by his family to pursue a college education in Japan, an alien country where he constantly feels humiliation and hostility because of his nationality.
Dong Zi Guan [name]. Chunfeng chencui de wanshang [Intoxicating Spring Night]. Zai han feng li [In the Cold Wind] collection. It is believed that he was executed by the Japanese shortly after the surrender of Japan. The author was well-versed in traditional Chinese literature and in European, Russian, and Japanese works.
The story is structured in such a way that his triumph and defeat in the battle to resist sexual temptation parallel the presence and absence of nature. The story is told by a third-person narrator who is omnipresent and omniscient, always ready to disclose every single thought or feeling of the protagonist.
At one moment he is so touched by the beauty of nature—a gentle breeze, a quivering blade of grass, or a fragrant and delicate flower—that he sheds tears and soothes himself in fantasy, seeing Cupid-like angels dancing and soaring around him.RongPing Zhang September 5, Summary for Sinking By: Yu Dafu The protagonist of the story is a young man from China that is forced by his older brother to study medicine in Japan.
He is majorly depressed with low self-esteem, which links with China’s condition in that particular time period%(3).
Yu Dafu’s first short story collection, Sinking (), earned for its author many young admirers who saw their own emotional turmoil reflected in the psychological struggles of the short stories’ semiautobiographical protagonists.
The collection also drew fire from critics, who faulted as decadent the narratives’ explicit depiction of the inner life of frustrated Chinese exchange students abroad in Japan. Yu Dafu has 20 books on Goodreads with ratings.
Yu Dafu’s most popular book is The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature. SINKING (Chenlun) by Yu Dafu, Yu Dafu was one of the most versatile and prolific writers of the period of the May Fourth Movement.
He wrote traditional poems (gushi), essays, fiction, editorials, political analysis, and literary criticism. Yu Dafu's early work, especially "Sinking," generally considered to be his best, continues to generate critical controversy.
Its autobiographical foundations and exploration of intimate sexuality arouse outrage, exasperation, or admiration, or all, in the reader. Yu Dafu (simplified Chinese: 郁达夫; traditional Chinese: 郁達夫; pinyin: Yù Dáfū; Wade–Giles: Yu Ta-fu) (December 7, – September 17, ).
Born in Fuyang, Zhejiang province, was a modern Chinese short story writer and poet/5.Download