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The Narrative Art of Flying Hair

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2023.051003 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 230


Yao Ting 1


1 Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

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Yao Ting


The novella Flying Hair by Ge Liang focuses on "Flying Hair" (hairdressing), which tells the story of the older generation of hairdressers who moved to Hong Kong from the mainland in the 1960s and 1970s. By interweaving narrative time and historical time, the novel uses the first-person narrative perspective to tell stories in regional dialects and the language of the times to connect readers with story characters. Using the narrative strategy of interweaving textual research with stories, fiction and non-fiction, the novel expounds the story of Hong Kong Feifa School, represented by Zhai Yucheng, and Shanghai Hairdressing School, represented by Zhuang Jinming, and the intergenerational contradiction between Zhai Yucheng and Zhai Kangran.


Flying Hair, narrative mode, narrative perspective, narrative strategy, narrative language


Yao Ting, The Narrative Art of Flying Hair. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2023) Vol. 5: 13-17. DOI:


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