Since the 1990s, under the influence of outside cultures, China Mainland has undergone a new turn of cultural transformation. Among the many changes, the big changes seen in popular art, particularly in popular literature, have been the most eye-catching.
During the last 20 years, different literature signs (concepts) have appeared one after another in the Chinese literary scene. This article aims to demonstrate those changes to you in a way that allows you to feel the rich color in China's popular literature.
At the end of the 1980s, a kind of so-called "hooligan literature" became fashionable in the mainland. The vulgar language, and the completely unreasonable plot, as well as young people's idleness and cynicism constituted the style of this literature...more
The Internet is proving to be a new medium to boost literature. A book, First Intimate Contact, written by Pizi Cai (Rowdy Cai), aTaiwanwriter, tells the story of a pair of university students whose romance evolves on the Internet...more
In 1999, author Zhou Wei Hui (pen name Wei Hui) sent ripples through the Chinese literary world with her novelShanghaiBaby. With drugs, nightclubs, and sex, the novel is a semi-autobiographical book about Coco, a 25-year-old cafe waitress who falls in love with an impotent young man with a drug problem...more
The "70s generation" (a name for those writers who were born in the 1970s) was another new concept, which welled up after the "beauty writers...more
While the "70s generation"still occupied a spot on the stage, the "80s generation" impatiently appeared. These writers were all born in the 1980s, and most of them are the products of Internet writing and the "New Concept" writing competition, which was organized by a youth magazine and seven universities...more