A Study of Writing of China in W. H. Auden’s Journey to a War

Yongyi LI, Dan CUI


China is one of the countries that paid a precious price during World War II. In this unprecedented human catastrophe, as an important force in the world’s anti-fascist alliance and the main battlefield of the East, China, together with other countries committed to gaining the national and international independence and made significant national sacrifices and historical contributions to eventually win the Warof Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. In that critical era, British poet W. H. Auden went to China in 1938 with his close friend and companion, British writer Christopher Isherwood to witness the reality and became the first pack to make it known to the world. As a war correspondent, he recorded the Chinese battlefield under World War II from a perspective that transcended any particular national, racial, gender, class, and touching writing style, leaving behind many precious first-hand materials, which are extremely valuable in history and literary ethics and inspiring for future generations.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v8n1p40


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