《小孩人物于黄春明作品的象征意义》= Portrayal and purpose of children in Huang Chun Ming's works
张秝玮 Teo, Evelyn Li Wei
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Through an in depth analysis of Taiwan nativist literature, this thesis aims to explore the problems that the lower class people of Taiwan faced in the realm of capitalism in the 1960s to 1970s. As a renowned writer in the field of nativist literature, Huang Chun Ming’s works seek the purpose of reflecting reality as well as to expose the grim and exploitation that capitalism brought about, especially affecting those in the lower class of the society. The first part of the thesis will see us through an iconic literary debate of two different literary camps – the Taiwan modernist camp and Taiwan nativist writers. From this debate, the impact of nativist literature is magnified and its purpose can be better understood in the next part of the thesis. The next part of the thesis brings us to the analysis of three of Huang Chun Ming’s works, namely His Son’s Big Doll, Xiao Qi’s Cap, and The Taste of Apple. Through these three literary pieces, the theme of children will be closely analysed. The portrayal of children in his works reflects on the dire consequences that capitalism has had on Taiwan society and its people, and that it has heavily affected everybody living under its realm.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University