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No. 19 Fu Zheng Ming:Motamorphoses, Alienation and the Return of Human Essence

-On the Philosophical Implications of Ma Jian’s Novel Beijing Coma

Twenty five years have passed away since the massacre on the June Fourth 1989 in Beijing. The history provides inspiration for many stories. However, the dictatorial suppression by the Chinese authorities is still alive. The Chinese writer Ma Jian’s novel Beijing Coma (2009) is an epic novel focusing on the June Fourth Tragedy. Today it draws more attention to its meanings in both history and reality and its literary values. In my opinion, it is a novel with philosophical implications. Continue reading