Historical Narration and Literary Imagination: The Chinese Poems of the Angel Island (Miscellanea)


The debate about the essence of historical narration between investigation of empirical sources and the historical imagination in line with literature genre and poetic act usually challenges classic definition of history and historical methodology. Modified theories try to connect the narrative forms of creative literature and the literary imagination to conventional historical writing, as well as by rethinking the boundary of text and context. In this article, the examination of Angel Island poems in many ways demonstrates varied applications for the historical narrations and provides critical historical resources through multiple representations of historical imaginations with cross-time and cross-space figurativeness and metaphors.

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Hung, Y.-J. (2015) Historical Narration and Literary Imagination: The Chinese Poems of the Angel Island. Advances in Historical Studies, 4, 380-388. doi: 10.4236/ahs.2015.45027.

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