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This story chronicles a man s descent to madness much like Charlotte Gilman s The Yellow Wallpaper Written in a diary format, it is at first seemingly a casual account of a day to day life However, as the narrator walks the path of insanity, what we are given instead is a brilliant metaphor for social criticisms against China at that time 1918 Read it in Chinese if possible The English translation is great, but it gives off asubtle feel to it The Chinese original is much like a Chin This story chronicles a man s descent to madness much like Charlotte Gilman s The Yellow Wallpaper Written in a diary format, it is at first seemingly a casual account of a day to day life However, as the narrator walks the path of insanity, what we are given instead is a brilliant metaphor for social criticisms against China at that time 1918 Read it in Chinese if possible The English translation is great, but it gives off asubtle feel to it The Chinese original is much like a Chinese Vonnegut That right there was a stab at scapegoating and traditionalism An old habit indeed Where it all began Wonderful and real @Epub × Diary of a Madman ⚶ This English and Chinese bilingual edition of a A Madman s Diary was first published inby Lu Xun, one of the greatest writers in th century Chinese literature This short story is one of the first and most influential modern works written in vernacular Chinese and would become a cornerstone of the New Culture Movement The story was often referred to as China s first modern short story This book is selected as one of TheBest Books of All Time The diary form was inspired by Nikolai Gogol s short story Diary of a Madman, as was the idea of the madman who sees reality clearly than those around him The madman sees cannibalism both in his family and the village around him, and he then finds cannibalism in the Confucian classics which had long been credited with a humanistic concern for the mutual obligations of society, and thus for the superiority of Confucian civilization The story was read as an ironic attack on traditional Chinese culture and a call for a New Culture This short, conversationally written text is beguilingly difficult to fully appreciate without a solid understanding of the text s social, cultural, and historic context It was only with help of secondary sources e.g., literary analysis that I could grasp and admire the sophisticated and scathing commentary on the groupthink, scapegoating, and other group level defenses that LX found to permeate the then Chinese society I read this in the original Chinese. Although this story was inspired by Gogol s Diary of a Madman, it issophisticated and meaningful, withelaborate metaphors and a thought provoking, ironical ending revealed at the beginning.I especially liked the connection between this short story and the photograph that induced Lu Xun to pursue a career in literature.In spite of not agreeing with his political thoughts, I like his viewpoint on the concept of oppression of the society and how he likens it to, well you have to re Although this story was inspired by Gogol s Diary of a Madman, it issophisticated and meaningful, withelaborate metaphors and a thought provoking, ironical ending revealed at the beginning.I especially liked the connection between this short story and the photograph that induced Lu Xun to pursue a career in literature.In spite of not agreeing with his political thoughts, I like his viewpoint on the concept of oppression of the society and how he likens it to, well you have to read the story Read in the original Chinese It is very disturbing to follow logical prose that nonchalantly expresses illogical ideas And the ending is something else. Super intriguing brought to mind The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. I too am a man, and they want to eat me Save the children Considered first modern story in Chinese, it is inspired by Gogol s story of same name, and like in that story, it is about a madman who is seeing things in a far better light than normal people Not as funny though It is written in criticism of tradionalism.It is about a man who suffers persecution complex, goes mad after reading a few Chinese classics which mentioned the instances of cannibalism, including families exchanging children to eat and kill them during famines they can t eat their Considered first modern story in Chinese, it is inspired by Gogol s story of same name, and like in that story, it is about a madman who is seeing things in a far better light than normal people Not as funny though It is written in criticism of tradionalism.It is about a man who suffers persecution complex, goes mad after reading a few Chinese classics which mentioned the instances of cannibalism, including families exchanging children to eat and kill them during famines they can t eat their own children The practice was obviously cruel but nocruel than the kind of practices societies often adopt in desperate circumstances Anyway, to sacrifice some for sake of others, that is scapegoating, is what the metaphor of narrator s fear that people are going to eat them is for Wanting to eat men, at the same time afraid of being eaten themselves, they all look at each other with the deepest suspicion How comfortable life would be for them if they could rid themselves of such obsessions and go to work, walk, eat and sleep at ease They have only this one step to take Yet fathers and sons, husbands and wives, brothers, friends, teachers and students, sworn enemies and even strangers, have all joined in this conspiracy, discouraging and preventing each other from Wanting to eat men, at the same time afraid of being eaten themselves, they all look at each other with the deepest suspicion How comfortable life would be for them if they could rid themselves of such obsessions and go to work, walk, eat and sleep at ease They have only this one step to take Yet fathers and sons, husbands and wives, brothers, friends, teachers and students, sworn enemies and even strangers, have all joined in this conspiracy, discouraging and preventing each other from taking this step.I ve read this kind of diary too many times.May 19, 19 Later on my blog