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Imagining Taipei

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This chapter is divided into four main parts. First part discusses how Taipei is represented in the early poetry of Lomen, Rong Zi, Yu Guangzhong and Zheng Chouyu. These poets are divided into two groups: the one who speaks of the city in his poems and those who are silent. Second part focuses on an invisible persona Lomen depicted in his works. A comparison between Lomen?s invisible persona and the flaneur depicted in Baudelaire?s works will shed light on some issues in relation to cross cultural studies. The issue of anti-urbanism is examined through Lomen, Rong Zi, Yu Guangzhong and Zheng Chouyu?s poetry in the third part. The author suggests that factors such as the spatial uncanny, eroticism, materialism and the Taiwanese modernist poets? nostalgia for nature and Mainland China contribute to the development of their sense of anti-urbanism.

Keywords: Baudelaire?s works; flaneur; futuristic Taipei; Taiwanese modernist poets; urban uncanny



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