SHI ZHECUN ONE EVENING IN THE RAINY SEASON

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The flowering of a new urban culture in China, The power of traditional gender roles. In the fourth frame, focalization moves to the soon-to-be romantic female lead, which begins a kind of soap opera about her unfulfilled life, to be followed by an encounter with the unfulfilled life of the accountant. Russian, Japanese, local Chinese from Ningbo, and a beautiful enigmatic young woman see Rosenmeier, Subsequently, he invites her to share his umbrella, which he then gallantly holds aloft, and they proceed through the driving rain, with the focus on his second by second sense of satisfaction, excitement and intrigue, and yet growing paranoia. He started to think the shortage of rickshaws rickshaws using busy in rainy season and suffer embarrass situation from the young woman:

In this p o ess he sudde l ealizes that he p efe s his ife s lips to the ou g o a s, and in that moment relaxes; in the next moment she is gone, leaving him adrift in the middle of the street. Sealed ha g Aili g s Sealed can be read, in one way, as a heteroglossic carnival of colliding genres that lampoons attitudes rather tha i di iduals, a o ed ith a tou h of t aged see Bakhti s discussion of the Menippean satire, People in Shanghai represent Chinese have new changes in business, education and life. Post e olutio a allego ies i Wa g A i s lite a p odu tio i the s. The the e is the autho ial oi e: Contested modernities in Chinese literature, pp. Subsequently, he invites her to share his umbrella, which he then gallantly holds aloft, and they proceed through the driving rain, with the focus on his second by second sense of satisfaction, excitement and intrigue, and yet growing paranoia.

The accountant, upset by the approach of his cunning and despi a l de ious ephe ho has desig s o the a ou ta t s p e-teen daughtersidles over to the teacher and pretends to flirt, in order to scare off the nephew.

Inside that frame is the street scene with beggars, one singing an old, old so g of no money do I have p. Urban Studies, Vol 35, Nos. I Keith Testeed. Another moment occurs when the accountant describes having first seen her face emerging from behind a torn advertisement for baby formula for an interesting analysis see Rojas, He started to think the shortage of rickshaws rickshaws using busy in rainy season and suffer embarrass situation from the young woman: He showed an early interest in poetry and started publishing his works from his youth.

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Subsequently, he invites her to share his umbrella, which he then gallantly holds aloft, and they proceed through the driving rain, with the focus on his second by second sense of satisfaction, excitement and intrigue, and yet growing paranoia. As promised, I note hsi the blush is pivotal to both stories; in Rain the a ato lushes, a d the feels a so t of as uli ist i pulse elled up i side p.

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U of MN Press, Mpls. The whole of Shanghai had dozed off, had dreamed an unreasonable dream.

In this p o ess he sudde l ealizes that he p efe s his ife s lips to the ou g o a s, and in that moment relaxes; in the next moment she is gone, leaving him adrift in the middle of the street. Once she does so, Zongzhen does not know what to do either and “could get any words out,” he has trouble remembering her phone number and finding a pencil to write it down.

In a pivotal o e t, he espo ds to the ou g o a s i ui i g a d a usi g look ith a lush, hi h implies an involuntary concern with how one is being perceived by a valued observer.

On first reading these two stories are strikingly different in tone, focalization, zzhecun texture; yet they share some clear structural similarities.

He also wrote poetry and essays, but is most known for his modernist short stories exploring the psychological conditions of Shanghai urbanites see New Sensationists. The next frame inward is the interior of the tram, a situation comedy of small groups and couples pronouncing sentences of misguided conventional wisdom and strong petty o e s: There are many facets to beauty. He eats very little for dinner to prove his lie of having stopped for tea with a friend to wait out the rain, which seems a form of punishment for his spiritual betrayal.

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An alarm cuts through time and space and creates first a chaos of people running, then a liminal space of eerie quiet, with the inconceivably massive city dozing, and drooling, and weighing down upon its inhabitants compare the scintillating lights and lightness of Rain. The tram car, a quintessential symbol of urban, industrial modern- ity, is changed from a machine for entering the city into an apparatus for observing the temporal- psychological structure of the modern metropolis.

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A passing convoy draws them each to put their head out the window, and suddenly they see each other in close-up.

In the second part, the unconscious mind cause the narrator started to approach the young woman. The Columbia companion to modern East Asian literature, pp.

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The goal for these characters is to contain and finalize life in simple and trivial aphorisms. The automatism of the gender drive threatens the flaneurial detachment of the narrator in Rain; and, rather than being an avenue of escape for the romantic leads in Sealed, delivers them into a set of preconceived gender notions and seasom patterns; both men simply project their feelings and desires onto the women, willy-nilly.

These last ground gender dynamics in ancient traditions. When Cuiyuan read it, she translated the standard Chinese into Shanghainese. In frame four the narrator slowly reasserts a flaneurial detachment by associating this unexpected lovely with, first, a painting, zhedun then a poem, so that his sinking into past memories gradually gives way to the aesthetic connoisseur and collector of images. Shi’s short stories about 70 were written between and However, there are several moments in the story which escape this syndrome although the o a e is, of ou se, doo ed to fail.

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As Robin Visser notes: The metropolis dainy mental life. In frame three, the narrator shelters from the heavy rain under an awning next to the young woman, while continuing to question himself from moment to moment, and begins to study the young woman and read the sense of her gla es….

The postmetropolis and mental life: Columbia U Press, NY. Retrieved from ” https: Taking care of wife and showed his favor Chinese style. Wa g, Yi a. Views Read Edit View history. Translated by Gregory B Lee. Shi Zhecun simplified Chinese: In Charles Laughlin, ed. For current purposes, however, this essay will proceed to compare and contrast Rain and Sealed with reference to, 1. However, Shanghai starts to enter new urban cultural and develop an economy gradually.

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