Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Relationship between Literature and History in Chinese Fiction. It needs to be at least 1000 words.
The story is set from the period after the World War II in the time of the Mai Zedong culture revolution to the current communist China. The story is told by the main character Fungi who lives with his wife Jiazhen in a moment of culture transmission in China. Yu Hua uses the art of fiction to express the hardship faced by Fungi and his family which includes loss of land, starvation and the death of his children. All this was attributed to the transition of culture which involved the introduction of a communist structure of government. The fungus will eventually lose all his property to Longer the cultural tradition. Fungi’s suffering is characterized by his bad choices. This is evident in the story when he gambles over all the Xu property.
The story creates a fiction notion of a poor family going through harassment from rulership. Fungus acquired debts from gambling in which he pays back but loses his father’s property to the Long’ers as a result of the double cross. This presents a form of discrimination of the minority community in China. The Chinese communist structure was made of the rich who were the majority and the poor who were known to be the minority due to oppression from the wealthy counterparts. Yu Hua uses this notion to create a twisted fiction of the cultural transition which saw the poor oppressed by the rich in a communist government structure. Fungus loses her wife back to his father-in-law due to his state of poverty. Yu Hua portrays that women in this set up were used as property as they were viewed as a form of financial benefit to their parents. Apart from being a mirror of the society, literature was used to highlight and correct the bad practices brought about by culture in the ancient era. The era characterized by ancient culture used literature as a form of transformation to the modern revised culture.