“中山狼”故事的共时性塑造与历时性演化= A diachronic and synchronic analysis of Zhong Shan Lang
Goh, Yuet Pei
Date of Issue2016-03-11
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Zhong Shan Lang（中山狼）is a classic tale that has been spreading wide in China for centuries, which is telling about an ungrateful wolf ended up losing its life because it wanted to eat Mr. Dong Guo after being rescued. This story is serving an educational purpose, which are reminding people to distinguish the good an evil, and also to tell the ungrateful people will result in karma. The story comes as a novel form in Ming Dynasty, by Ma Zhong Xi. During the same era, there are two opera written by Kang Hai and Wang Jiu Si based on the novel, which are “Zhong Shan Lang” and “Zhong Shan Lang Yuanben”. In 20th century, this story has appeared in multiple literary forms. There are differences in the forms, plots and characters between the original and rewrite text, but still follow a same motif. This paper attempts to analyse the transformation of diachronic and synchronic to the story of Zhong Shan Lang, to explore the differences and similarities between the original and rewrite text, and how the rewrite text adapt the massage to audience, to reach the widest propagation effect.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University