Fei Ming’s Poetics of Representation:
Dream, Fantasy, Illusion, and Alayavijnana

By Haoming Liu

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 13, no. 2, pp.30-71

This paper attempts to examine Fei Ming’s aesthetics against a background of confluences from the East and the West. It starts with a discussion of his interesting observations on China’s poetical past and the future of modern Chinese poetry, then moves on to explore further developments of his ideas on poetry and broader aesthetic issues. The Buddhist elements in his aesthetic are given special attention. In the end, the theoretical significance of his aesthetic ideas especially in the context of modern Chinese poetical and intellectual history is assessed