A Study of Hong Kong Literature Under Japanese Invasion : “Peace Literature”, Dai Wangshu, Ye Lingfeng and other authors 日治時期香港文學研究 ── 「和平文藝」與戴望舒、葉靈鳳等作家

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    From the 25 December 1941 to 15 August 1945, Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese
    army. During this period, most of the writers staying in prewar Hong Kong had left.
    Only a few such as Dai Wangshu (戴望舒, 1905–1950) and Ye Lingfeng (葉靈鳳,
    1904–1975) remained and continued to publish their works. Writers from the pro-Japan
    camp published many literary works classified as “Peace Literature.” This project aims at
    collecting and reorganizing the Hong Kong literature published during the Japanese
    occupation, including literary works and critiques on newspapers and magazines such as
    “Hua Qiao Ri Bao,” “Xiang Dao Ri Bao,” “Xianggang Ri Bao,” “South China Daily News,”
    “New Asia,” and “Da Tong Hua Bao,” and at analyzing and studying the literary works
    and critiques related to the “Peace Literature” published by Dai Wangshu and Ye
    Lingfeng during that period.
    This paper will systematically organize the literary documents published during the
    Japanese Occupation to view their value and discuss the theory of "Peace Literature" and
    other related works. The research will mainly focus on Dai Wangshu and Ye Lingfeng,
    accompanied by Chen Jun Bao (陳君葆, 1898–1982), Huang Lu (黃魯), and other writers,
    to determine how the writers implicitly expressed the resistance by writing with
    metaphors and the use of enigmatic language and symbols.
    Effective start/end date01/01/1230/06/13


    • Hong Kong Literature Peace Literature Dai Wangshu Ye Lingfeng


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