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王志安 2024-03-04
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The video discusses various aspects of Chinese literature, politics, and society, including the recognition received by a Chinese artist, Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize, the impact of a writer's negative portrayal of an artist, and reflections on past leaders and political figures. It explores the struggles faced by individuals in rural areas, the influence of the Communist Party, and the significance of self-expression through literature. The video delves into historical events like the Cultural Revolution, highlighting the importance of critical thinking and understanding China's political landscape. The speaker also reflects on personal experiences, upbringing, and the transformative power of storytelling and education.

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Recognition of Chinese artist Gaohang Jian.
00:38
Gaohang Jian, a former Communist Party member, received a Nobel Prize despite not being recognized by the Chinese government.
Implications and questions raised by Gaohang Jian's defection and past achievements.
Reflecting on the significance of Gaohang Jian's situation, beyond his literary award from the Nobel Prize.
Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize, leading to increased scrutiny by Chinese government.
01:37
Chinese Foreign Ministry claims award violates China's judicial sovereignty.
Chinese government exerts strict control over political standards, punishing supporters of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Lack of remorse shown by Chinese government regarding Liu Xiaobo's award.
Award seen as a source of pride for Chinese people, significant in Chinese politics and society.
Discussion on the significance of a particular person in the Chinese government and their portrayal as an important figure.
03:24
The person was photographed during a meeting, with their close companion being a well-known journalist.
Footage of the event was shared online, leading to widespread recognition despite some negative perceptions.
The Chinese government holds the person in high regard, with the individual receiving prestigious awards.
Recent events have caused minor disturbances for the person, emphasizing the importance of understanding a person's true essence and taking action.
Discussion of a writer negatively affecting characters in literary works, specifically 'Ignacio Fire Star'.
04:04
Writer causing controversy online with elusive nature and legal issues, demanding 15 billion Chinese people to attend court for compensation.
Significant online following and interest sparked by writer's actions.
Writer's literary works connected to cultural appropriation and Japanese folklore figure 'Hannya'.
Highlighting impact of writer's actions and attention received online.
Impact of negative portrayals and hurtful words.
05:39
The artist expresses frustration at being negatively portrayed in the writer's works.
The artist recalls an incident where the writer used a derogatory term to describe him.
Despite the artist's success, he still feels hurt by the writer's words.
The segment emphasizes the lasting effects of hurtful words on individuals.
Reflection on the legendary status of an old leader and his exceptional qualities.
06:32
Importance of showing respect and support to the leader, especially in online discussions.
Recent trend in the country related to following a particular ideology, with a subtle mention of foreign perceptions.
Emphasis on being fearless and standing up for what is right, along with unity and protection.
Transformation of a household into a place of discipline and learning, highlighting the role of respect and tradition in shaping individuals.
Discussion on the challenges of speaking the truth without fear.
07:47
Emphasis on the contrast between the royal family and the people, highlighting the significance of history and society built by the people.
Focus on the struggles individuals face after certain events, specifically mentioning Hu Jintao's use of 'people's democratic dictatorship' to silence opposition.
Mention of recent online censorship of public figures leading to the loss of valuable information.
Concern about the future support for individuals who dare to speak out against authority.
Speaker's journey from China to the United States, education at a prestigious university, and return to China for work.
09:09
Impact of education and beliefs on career choices, including support for Maoism and cultural revolution.
Online discussions about work and views likened to criticisms faced by Mao Zedong.
Emphasis on experiences and ideologies shaping professional and personal development.
Speaker's Childhood Experiences in a Poor Chinese Village.
10:53
Speaker shares details of growing up in a poverty-stricken village in China and the early responsibilities they had to shoulder.
Emphasis on the challenges of working in the fields and the hardships faced by rural communities.
Importance of perseverance and hard work highlighted despite the difficult circumstances.
Reflection on upbringing in a farming village, starting work at a young age, and the tough living conditions rural children endure.
Impact of poverty and hunger on a 15-year-old boy in the village.
12:15
The boy had a kind mother who influenced his life positively.
He won a Nobel-style award for his achievements.
A memorable event during a festival where an elderly man refused a piece of bread and wanted a red carrot instead.
The narrator was scolded for eating the carrot instead of the bread.
The narrator reminisces about his mother's storytelling and the missed opportunities to listen to her tales.
13:22
The mother sold vegetables to pay for her child's school fees, emphasizing the sacrifices she made for her family.
The narrator recalls a moment when he forgot his mother's share of food, leading to a light scolding for making his sister cry.
Despite initial impatience, the narrator was captivated by his mother's stories and regrets not spending more time listening to them.
The story highlights the importance of cherishing moments with loved ones and appreciating the stories they have to share.
Memories with Mother
15:10
Impact of listening to stories and the process of narrating.
Reflection on mother's influence and feeling hesitant to express themselves.
Understanding mother's responsibilities and challenges faced by children in the village.
Desire to become a soldier in the 70s era and unique journey of self-fulfillment.
The transformation of a bullied individual into a successful writer and military official.
15:31
Published first work in 1981 and pursued military arts education.
Released 'Red Sorghum' in 1985, sparking literary discussions.
Wrote 'Red Cornfield' in 1986, known as 'The Red Family', delving into grandparents' struggles during resistance war against Japan.
Work later adapted into a film by Zhang Yimou.
Filmmaker transitions to professional writer and receives Nobel Prize.
16:37
Works include 'Fermented Soybean Milk' and 'Toad', inspired by magical realism in 1992.
Joins Chinese Writers Association and considers Nobel Prize a great honor.
Influences on his works include magical realism and various literary sources.
Reflects on the significance of receiving the Nobel Prize in 2012.
Speaker reflects on past actions and hopes for freedom soon.
18:04
Early pursuit of health and freedom leads to interest in studying politics.
Dissatisfaction with Chinese government's handling of Liu Xiaobo's situation.
Discussion on Liu Xiaobo's political crimes and China's political system.
Desire to speak on own terms, not pressured by others.
Analysis of Liu Xiaobo's character and actions.
19:41
Liu Xiaobo's actions motivated by political reasons and pursuit of justice, despite not conforming to contemporary norms.
Importance of resolving issues within the academic realm rather than through legislation emphasized.
Disappointment expressed in Liu Xiaobo's lack of continued engagement or further expression.
Recognition of potential for increased trouble after Liu Xiaobo returns to China.
Overview of Mao Zedong's historical background and impact in China.
20:18
Discussion on the fear of speaking out against Mao Zedong in China.
Exploration of harsh living conditions in Chinese villages post-1949 and intense class struggles.
Highlighting the significant influence of Mao Zedong on individuals of all ages.
Insights into the complex political and social landscape in China.
Disparities between rural and urban populations.
21:51
Rural residents face challenges in accessing basic necessities and lack government assistance.
Memories of individuals growing up in rural areas and the impact of government policies on their lives.
Harsh living conditions and management styles in rural communities, especially under Mao Zedong's rule.
Discussion on various literary works by the author, focusing on 'Shibuya'.
23:51
'Shibuya' won awards and features elements like dairy cheeks and red high collar.
Analysis reveals unique insights, contrasting interpretations by scholars and author.
Significance of Communist Party in Chinese history and current struggles discussed.
Author's impact on Chinese society explored, including influence on economy and politics.
Discussion on relationship between groups, influence of Communist Party, and power struggle highlighted.
25:14
Emphasis on concept of overthrowing rights and methods used during the time period.
Shift from landowners to peasants and presence of Communist Party emphasized.
Importance of reading between the lines and understanding responsibilities of deputy officer stressed.
Examination of transformation of military into modern army and recurring theme in Communist Party literature.
Portrayal of Communist Party Brutality in Literary Works
26:16
The Deputy runs to the Yuko command and recommends shooting, resulting in Yuko killing him, showcasing the brutality of the Communist Party.
Historical significance of literary creation in vividly depicting historical material.
Detailed description of the Communist Party's repression, offering insight into its true nature.
Narrative style delves into the essence of the Communist Party's repressive system, providing a critical perspective on its actions.
Historical debate on embracing or rejecting the Cultural Revolution in China.
27:16
Importance of critical thinking during that era.
Influence of works by Zuo Qianyi and Chen Yongxi as literary classics.
Mention of political leaders and societal impact of their decisions.
Emphasis on understanding the historical context of the 1980s in China.
Importance of writing for self-expression and political engagement.
28:35
Excessive consciousness when discussing political matters.
Consequences of exceeding politics and self-awareness.
Mistakes of the era leading to freedom in the 20th century.
Arrival of a new era in the 2020s emphasizing freedom.
Importance of Chinese literature and culture in protecting the nation and its people.
30:19
Speaker reflects on upbringing in a rural village at 18 years old, highlighting experiences of wearing shorts in the summer and not wearing clothing before age 15.
Dreams of escaping the village and acknowledges the impact of environment on life.
Emphasizes the significance of individuality and perspective in society, stressing the need to stand out and have a unique viewpoint.
The importance of exceptional writing in standing out in practical and political spheres.
31:44
Emphasizing the need to go beyond practicality and focus on the deeper implications of politics.
Highlighting the significance of writing that transcends the ordinary and delves into the complexities of political issues.
Encouraging writers to elevate their work by incorporating political themes while also exploring broader aspects of society.
The message underscores the value of writing that combines practicality with a deeper understanding of political dynamics.