Kirk Denton The Distant Shore: Nationalism in Yu Dafu's "Sinking" Author s:
Fuyang, Zhejiang Province, 7 December Studied at Jiaxing Secondary School and an American missionary school, Tokyo, ; studied political economics at Imperial University, Tokyo, Married 1 Sun Quan intwo sons and one daughter; 2 Wang Yingxia divorcedthree sons; 3 He Liyu inone son and one daughter.
Publications Wenji [Collected Works]. Short Stories Chenlun [Sinking]. Wei bing [Stomach Trouble]. Nan qian [Moving South]. Mangmang ye [Deep Night]. Feng ling [Wind Bell].
Xue yu lei [Blood and Tears]. Li san zhi jian [Before Parting].
Qiu lin [Autumn Willows]. Cai shiji [Coloured Cliff]. Niaoluo xing [Marital Episodes]. Qing yan [Bluish Smoke]. Qiu he [Autumn River].
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). Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site/5(3). Yu Dafu, Wade-Giles romanization Yü Ta-fu, original name Yu Wen, courtesy name (zi) Dafu, (born December 7, , Fuyang, Zhejiang province, China—died September 17, , Sumatra, Dutch East Indies [now in Indonesia]), popular short-story writer of the s in China, one of the founding members of the Creation Society, which was devoted to the promotion of modern literature.
Haishang tongxin [Correspondence Written at Sea]. Yi feng xin [A Letter]. Chunfeng chencui de wanshang [Intoxicating Spring Night]. Zhong tu [In the Middle of the Road]. Shiyi yue chu san [November the Third]. Song Fangwu de xing [Seeing Fangwu Off]. Yan ying [The Shadow of Smoke].
Han xiao [Cold Night]. Lingyuzhe [A Superfluous Man]. Bo dian [A Humble Sacrifice]. Xiaochun tianqi [Gossamer Weather].
Haigu milianzhe de duyu [Monologue of a Collector of DecayingBones]. Qingleng de wuhou [Fresh Afternoon]. Weixue de zaochen [Snowy Morning].
Jijinji [Chicken Ribs] novella. Mi yang [The Lost Sheep] novella. Zai han feng li [In the Cold Wind] collection. Zhibi de tiaoyao [Dance of the Banknotes].This particular short story reminded me of Holden Caulfield in "Catcher in the Rye".
The main character in "Sinking" is very much alike Holden in that they both struggled with isolation and desolation despite being amidst the presence of their peers in school/5. Yu Dafu has 20 books on Goodreads with ratings. Yu Dafu’s most popular book is The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature.
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Yu Dafu became famous in (while still in Japan) after the publication of Chénlún 沉淪, known in English as Sinking.
Sinking was published in the Creation Society's newsletter (创造季刊) and instantly pushed his society and him into fame. 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.