Naturalness in Xie Lingyun’s Poetic Works

  title={Naturalness in Xie Lingyun’s Poetic Works},
  author={Wendy Swartz},
  journal={Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies},
  pages={355 - 386}
  • W. Swartz
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
Wendy Swartz examines literary naturalness (ziran 自然) in Xie Lingyun’s poetic works from two vantage points. First, surveying how Southern Dynasties critics applied the term ziran to Xie, she demonstrates the need to historicize the term, whose significations shifted dramatically over time. Xie’s poetic works not only were “natural” according to the standards and expectations of his time but also followed a certain natural order: his representation of the natural landscape was significantly… Expand
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