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Mu, Shiying (1912–1940) By Rojas, Carlos

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1984-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 20 April 2024, from


A leading member of the Shanghai-based New Sensationist Movement (xin ganjuepai), Mu Shiying is best known for a set of short stories he wrote in the early 1930s. Typically set in the modern and Westernized setting of Shanghai’s foreign concessions, Mu’s stories usually feature a disjointed, syncopated writing style, an abundance of aural and other sensory descriptions, together with a fascination with modern Western culture and all of its trappings. Many of his stories employ experimental narrative techniques such as interior monologue and stream of consciousness, and frequently explore the symbolics of female eroticism and commodity culture.

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Rojas, Carlos. Mu, Shiying (1912–1940). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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