On the Narrative Art of The Lychee in Chang'an

Authors

  • Ying Chen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/myd8pk19

Keywords:

The Lychee of Chang'an; Narratology; Underlying narrative; Narrative art; Fiction.

Abstract

Set in the 14th year of Tianbao of the Tang Dynasty, Ma Boyong's The Lychee of Chang'an tells the story of Li Shande, a petty official of the ninth rank, who finally succeeds in transporting fresh lychee after going through all kinds of difficulties. This paper is a case study of Lychee in Chang'an from the perspective of narratology, analyzing its underlying narrative strategy and narrative art.

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Published

1 February 2024

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How to Cite

Chen, Y. (2024). On the Narrative Art of The Lychee in Chang’an. International Journal of Education and Humanities, 12(2), 93-95. https://doi.org/10.54097/myd8pk19

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