Finish the assigned readings and answer the following questions briefly:
* Assigned readings:
1. Lu Xun, ‘A Madman’s Diary;’ (1918) ‘Preface to the First Collection of Short Stories, Call to Arms’ (1922),
in the Columbia anthology, pp. 3-16.
2. Frederic Jameson, “Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism” (2000), in course
packet, pp. 67-77.
3. Yu Dafu, “Sinking” (1921) , in anthology pp 31-55.
1. According to Frederic Jameson, why Lu Xun’s short stories can be read as a national allegory of China.
Please use at least one example from “A Madman’s Diary” to support your argument.
2.Find at least two examples the male protagonist’s self-exposure of the “dark” side of his life, such as
loneliness, shame, and humiliation, etc.