China’s Top 3 Buzzwords About Different Literature

Thursday, March 28, 2024

China's language and culture have always been a focal point of global attention. Each year, new buzzwords emerge, reflecting changes in society, culture, and current events. Today, we will introduce China's top three buzzwords in recent years: Bai Lan Literature, Fei Hua Literature, and Fa Feng Literature. These buzzwords not only reflect social phenomena but also influence the development of literary creation. Let's explore China's Bai Lan Literature, Fei Hua Literature, and Fa Feng Literature together.

Bai Lan Literature (摆烂文学 - bǎi làn wén xué)

"Bailing" originates from internet slang, referring to deliberately adopting an attitude of indifference or disregard. In the literary field, Bailing Literature refers to works that do not adhere to traditional literary norms but boldly experiment with various avant-garde styles and narrative 叙述(xù shù) methods. These works may break the boundaries of traditional literature, challenge readers' aesthetic concepts, and provoke intense controversy and discussion.

叙述 (xù shù), noun, narrative

Examples:

  1. The narrative of the novel was captivating.
    小说的叙述引人入胜。
    Xiǎo shuō de xù shù yǐn rén rù shèng.
  2. She crafted a beautiful narrative for her presentation.
    她为她的演讲精心编排了一段美丽的叙述。
    Tā wèi tā de yǎn jiǎng jīng xīn biān pái le yī duàn měi lì de xù shù.

Fei Hua Literature (废话文学 - fèi huà wén xué)

"Feihua" is often used to describe meaningless or empty talk. Feihua Literature refers to works that are hollow, irrelevant, or even absurdly humorous. These works may portray absurd phenomena and characters in real life in an exaggerated or absurd manner 方式 (fāng shì), prompting readers to contemplate the meaning and values of life amidst laughter.

方式 (fāng shì), noun, manner

Examples:

  1. She spoke in a polite manner.
    她以一种礼貌的方式说话。
    Tā yǐ yī zhǒng lǐ mào de fāng shì shuō huà.
  2. He conducted himself in a professional manner.
    他以专业的方式行事。
    Tā yǐ zhuān yè de fāng shì xíng shì.

Fa Feng Literature (发疯文学 - fā fēng wén xué)

"Fafeng" describes abnormal behavior or speech. Fafeng Literature refers to works that are filled with enthusiasm, eccentricity, or even subversion. These works may break conventions, disrupt traditional literary forms and structures, and express the author's passionate emotions and dissatisfaction with reality, leaving readers with shock and introspection.

Key Sentences:

  1. My classmate really likes Bailing Literature. 
    我同学非常喜欢摆烂文学。
    Tā tóng xué fēi cháng xǐ huān bǎi làn wén xué.
  2. He always talks nonsense, we call it Feihua Literature. 
    他总是说废话,我们说这是废话文学。
    Tā zǒng shì shuō fèi huà, wǒ men shuō zhè shì fèi huà wén xué.
  3. She doesn't care about others' opinions, she says it's Fafeng Literature. 
    她不在乎别人的看法,她说这是发疯文学。
    Tā bù zài hū bié rén de kàn fǎ, tā shuō zhè shì fā fēng wén xué.

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