Li, Zi-shu (Lin, Pow-leng), born in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1971, had been a reporter of Sin Chew Daily for 12 years and is an important female writers in Malaysian Chinese. In addition to important historical materials of Malaysian Communist, her novels focus on the plight of human life. This article will discuss her short stories Heaven’s Gate (1999), Mountain Plague (2000), Paradise Running Away (2005), Wild Buddha (2011) ,Unfinished—To Be Continued(2014)and long novel Farewell Age (2010).First, the article points out that Li takes part in the literary prize as the starting point of her creation. On one hand, she draws on the strong, smooth and gorgeous narrative style of Chinese writers; on the other hand, she adds some local elements timely. But since she entered the literary arena, she has shown concern on some universal themes. Secondly, the article argues that Li expects her creation to transcend the native and face the world. Finally, the article discusses what kind of special features of Malaysian Chinese literature are presented in Li’s writing? How does she respond to today’s Sinophone Articulation by different language expressions and ideologies? Are there hidden worries in the process of her transcendence? The article intends to put forward introspection of her creation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Writing Native Land and Facing the World: On Li, Zi-shu 's Novels|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Malaysian Chinese novels
- Sinophone Articulation
- Malaysian Communist