时序 – Chinese philosophy and culture

shíxù 时序

Change Along with Times

即时世和时代变化。这一术语旨在揭示文学创作与时代变化的关系。刘勰指出文学发展不是孤立的现象,而是受到时代多重因素的影响,包括当时的社会政治状况、统治者的个人爱好、学术思潮等。

The term suggests that literary creation is affected by changes of the times. Author and literary scholar Liu Xie who used this term pointed out that literary creation is not an isolated phenomenon. Rather, it is affected by numerous historical factors, such as the prevailing social and political conditions, the personal preferences of rulers, as well as intellectual trends.

引例 Citations:

◎故知歌谣文理,与世推移,风动于上,而波震于下者。(刘勰《文心雕龙·时序》)

(因此知道诗歌的文采情理随时代变化而变化,时政教化对诗歌的影响如同风在水面上吹,而水波就在下面震荡一样。)

Thus we know that songs and literary style change with the times, just like when the wind blows, waves are stirred up in the water. (Liu Xie: The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons)

◎文变染乎世情,兴废系乎时序。(刘勰《文心雕龙·时序》)

(文章的变化受到当世各种情况的影响,它的兴衰取决于时代的变化。)

Literary changes are affected by the ways of the world. A literary style’s rise and decline in popularity is caused by changes of the time. (Liu Xie: The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons)

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