Vortrag: The Relationship between Su Shi's Poetry and Buddhism: Focusing on the Poems of Mt. Lu

17.05.2018 | 12:00

Bai Lanling (Beijing, Berlin)


Su Shi(苏轼, 1037-1101)is the representative of "Song Tune"(宋调)in the history of ancient Chinese poetry. His Poems of Mt. Lu(庐山诗, 1084) have always attracted attention and cause continuous controversy. However, scholars often ignore their internal connections. Through text analysis, we can see that this group of poems written in Lushan has a rich Buddhist color. The Buddhist viewpoints, images, discourse patterns and the traditional model of Chinese poetry writing form a wonderful fusion. On the other hand, the contents and expressions of these poems are quite different. From this, we find that the influence of Buddhism on Su Shi is very complicated. Through the case study, we will also get a new understanding of "Song Tune".

Bai Lanling 白岚玲 is Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Literature and Law, Communication University of China. Her work specifically focuses on ancient Chinese literature (Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties) and ancient Chinese literary criticism (novel commentary). She has published monographs such as The Literary Mind of the talented scholar: The Source of Jin Shengtan's s Novel Theory and academic papers such as The Relationship between Zhiyanzhai's Novel Commentary and Chinese Painting Theory, The New Changes of Zhiyanzhai's Novel Commentary. She is currently a senior visiting scholar at Freie Universität Berlin.

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17.05.2018 | 12:00

Neubau "Holzlaube", Room 2.2051