Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 8(5), pp. 256 - 263
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2020.080504
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Migration of Native American Image by Chinese Yi Poet Akuwuwu

LU Jie *
The College of Foreign Languages, Chengdu University of Information Technology, China


Chinese Yi poet Aku Wuwu's Coyote Traces created in his sojourn in America includes a large number of poems related to Native American mythologies, history and beliefs. In his migration of the Native American image from America to China, Aku devotes to keep the rich connotation and authenticity of the Native American image through his broad visual field and horizontal perspective. Although in most cases, cultural filtration is almost inevitable in the process of cultural migration and the original image is bound to be changed or even distorted, Aku's successful migration of the Native American image proves that an image creator's visual field and perspective can largely decide the result of cultural migration. This thesis analyzes the image of Native Americans shaped by Aku from a comparative literature perspective in order to appeal for readers' attention that cross-cultural writing should narrow the gap between images in literature and in reality, because it should commit to take the responsibility to build a community with a shared future for mankind through the exchange of civilizations which should be constructed on the base of real understanding instead of fantasies.

Aku Wuwu, Coyote Traces, Native American Image Migration, Visual Field, Horizontal Perspective

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[1] LU Jie , "Migration of Native American Image by Chinese Yi Poet Akuwuwu," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 256 - 263, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2020.080504.

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LU Jie (2020). Migration of Native American Image by Chinese Yi Poet Akuwuwu. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 8(5), 256 - 263. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2020.080504.