On the Modernity of Chinese Drama Through the Perspective of Perception from Gao Xingjian’s Dramas

  • Yingying XIAO


This article focuses on the question of modernity of Chinese dramas. We take Gao Xingjian’s works as the basis for analysis, to see how Gao creates a theatrical theory of “neutral actor” not only based on the Chinese traditional way of perceiving and thinking but also influenced by Western speculative thought. From a cultural point of view, we look into the ontological subjectivity which does not focus on “who” I am but on “where” I am.


Modernity Perception Personal pronouns “Neutral actor” “Between” “Another self” 


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  • Yingying XIAO
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  1. 1.Nanjing Normal UniversityNanjingChina

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