Studies on the Differences Between Chinese and Western Nature Poems

Ling LIU


Poetry is an important part in culture, which therefore is the indispensable object for cultural research. Either in the East or West, poetry has displayed great charm. Since poetry is a broad concept, including various categories, this paper gives special focus to nature poems, with the purpose of exploring the differences between Chinese and Western culture through the comparative study of Chinese and Western nature poems. Three parts are included in this paper, with part one introducing the development of Chinese and Western nature poems, part two demonstrating the differences in themes, images and poet-nature relationship, and part three exploring causes behind the differences from the perspective of religion, aesthetic concept and philosophical idea.


Comparative study on Chinese and Western poetry; Nature poems; Development; Differences; Causes

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