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ERIC Number: EJ1082263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Let "Wen" Shine Forth: The Chinese Poetic Tradition and the English Composition Course
Lu, Shujiang
Composition Forum, v14 n2 Fall 2005
In this article, the author describes "Wen"--the woven patterns of interior and exterior worlds, patterns of mind and language. By linking literature/literary composing process with the configuration of natural phenomena, Liu reinforces a core value in the Chinese literary tradition that literature is a harmonizing process that brings together various natural and human patterns. "Wen's" essential meaning is that of patterns. It denotes patterns of cosmic order and those of human mind and language. "Wen" is the externalization of an inner mind, an inner mind/heart that, "born together with heaven and earth" and absorbing all "finest essence" of the universe, ultimately forms an enriched pattern of its own. The author, using the lens of "Wen," describes literature/literacy and the learner as on a "double journey."
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Language: English
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