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The Human World: Reconstructing the Warmth and Loftiness of Moral Culture

| 2019-12-05

Chinese Journal of Literary Criticism

No.4, 2019

 

The Human World: Reconstructing the Warmth and Loftiness of Moral Culture

(Abstract)

 

Liu Qilin

 

In the contemporary context of advocating critical rationality and intellectual culture, Liang Xiaosheng’s novel The Human World, containing social and historical cognition with the exploration of human nature, integrates “what human beings are in reality” and “how human beings should be in reality” into a whole. The warmth and loftiness of moral culture is reconstructed through the establishment of meaning pattern, the creation of characters and the refinement of historical and philosophical consciousness. The Human World not only possesses the cognitive value of the “history beyond history,” but also harbors the ideological exploration of “what it means to be human beings,” which shows the vigorous courage and elegant character of realist literature with great pertinence to the times.