IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(4): 233-237 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.4.45

Profound Rejection and Fatal Infection — A Comparison of Lu Xun and Carl Schmitt’s Criticism of Romantic Art and Their View of “Human Nature” Hidden Behind

Linjing Jiang
Abstract—This research aims to (1) provide an etymological and philosophical distinction of the word “romanticism” in different languages, (2) analyse Lu Xun and Carl Schmitt’s criticism of romantic art and compare the similarities and differences of their view of “human nature” hidden behind, (3) prove that these two profound critics of romantic arts never fully purged themselves of the romantic spirit they criticized.

Index Terms—Carl Schmitt, Lu Xun, modernity, romanticism, China, Germany.

Linjing Jiang is with the Fudan University, China (e-mail: janetamen@gmail.com).

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Cite:Linjing Jiang, "Profound Rejection and Fatal Infection — A Comparison of Lu Xun and Carl Schmitt’s Criticism of Romantic Art and Their View of “Human Nature” Hidden Behind," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 233-237, 2015.

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