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Zhou Zuoren's Beijing Feelings in the Book of Rainy Days

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.051106 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 304


Yao Ting 1


1 Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China

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Yao Ting


In Zhou Zuoren's narrative, the notion of hometown encompasses not only the distinction of geographical regions but also the location of his spirit. This paper examines Zhou Zuoren's expression of Beijing regional culture in the Book of Rainy Days from the perspective of regional culture and prose. Zhou Zuoren pays attention to the realistic scenery of Beijing through his poetic writing. This kind of writing not only explains his feelings about Beijing, but also enables readers to feel his attitude towards life and sincere nostalgia for the place where he lives, and also shows his ideal new civilization and social order. More precisely, Zhou Zuoren's writing of Beijing's humanistic nature shows his resistance to the control of some forces in reality. On the other hand, behind these resistance movements, his vigilance against the retro forces is hidden, thus showing his criticism of the legacy of the old civilization and advocating a social civilization endowed with human feelings.


The Book of Rainy Days; Zhou Zuoren; Beijing Cultures


Yao Ting, Zhou Zuoren's Beijing Feelings in the Book of Rainy Days. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 38-42. DOI:


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