Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
A Restless Recluse: Sikong Tu's Writing Strategy under Self-preservation Mentality in Late Tang
|Keywords:||司空圖 ; 隱士 ; 自保心態 ; 書寫策略 |
Sikong Tu ; recluse ; Self-preservation mentality ; writing strategy
Reclusion in troubled times often has the purpose of avoiding disasters. There has been little research regarding the seemingly conflicting fact that Sikong Tu remained a ＂famous＂ recluse yet still attracted attention of the court, military governors and other literati. This paper points out that Sikong Tu lived in reclusion to avoid the Gengzi disaster, after that he held an attitude of self-preservation and stayed away from direct involvement with politics. However, he was still concerned about the political situation. Although he was aware that he could not single-handedly save the empire, his poems still showed political concerns. Being a restless recluse required him to be more cautious in writing strategies. For example, he wrote many realistic inscriptions for local military governors, but deliberately steered clear of sensitive names to avoid potential persecution. It is noteworthy how Sikong Tu expressed political intention appropriately, considering the political situation at that time.
|Relation:||政大中文報, 34, 45-81|
|Appears in Collections:||[政大中文學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
Files in This Item:
All items in 學術集成 are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.