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The Chi­nese Cul­tural Cen­ter in Cairo held a sem­i­nar late Mon­day about the cur­rent sta­tus of young Chi­nese writ­ers, youth lit­er­a­ture in China and their lead­ing role in the mod­ern life. “Chi­nese youth lit­er­a­ture, es­pe­cially the in­ter­net lit­er­a­ture, is a unique cul­tural phe­nom­e­non, which has spe­cial in­flu­ence world­wide,” said He Hong, di­rec­tor of In­ter­net Lit­er­a­ture of the Chi­nese Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

He said be­fore the emer­gence of the new Chi­nese lit­er­a­ture, young peo­ple aban­doned the tra­di­tions of an­cient Chi­nese lan­guage, and ad­vo­cated writ­ing in mod­ern Chi­nese lan­guage.

The di­rec­tor men­tioned names like Lu Xun, Guo Moruo and Mao Dun, who led the cul­tural trend in China with new works that helped to deepen the new sci­en­tific and cul­tural move­ment in the peo­ple’s hearts and led to the progress of Chi­nese so­ci­ety.

Ad­mit­ting the role of young writ­ers, He stressed that China’s new meth­ods of writ­ing lit­er­a­ture have been ini­ti­ated by young writ­ers who con­trib­uted in more than 100 years of devel­op­ment of new Chi­nese lit­er­a­ture.

Upon the be­gin­ning of the re­form and open­ing up, a group of young writ­ers through lit­er­a­ture tended to re­con­sider the prob­lems that ex­isted in China at that time, and pushed the in­tel­lec­tual free­dom of the whole so­ci­ety strongly, ac­cord­ing to He.

“Youth lit­er­a­ture has a great in­flu­ence on Chi­nese so­ci­ety and played a very im­por­tant role in lead­ing so­cial and in­tel­lec­tual at­ti­tudes,” he said, adding that “Chi­nese lit­er­a­ture writ­ers are seek­ing to achieve a big­ger success in the field.”

He sees young writ­ers as the most im­por­tant pro­mot­ers and par­tic­i­pants in the mod­ern lit­er­a­ture of China. Xin­hua

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