Lesia Ukrainka and Qiu Jin: The Confluence of Their Poetic Worlds via Translation
This article deals with the poetry of two prominent writers: Ukrainian poetess Lesia Ukrainka (1871–1913) and Chinese poetess Qiu Jin (1875–1907). The diversity of wide fields of self- expression of both poetesses created the grounds for a broad and comprehensive comparison in terms of poetic, thematic, and literary similarities. The article provides a background to the translations of Lesia Ukrainka in China and accounts for the perception of Lesia Ukrainka’s poetry in China in the light of the poetic world of Qiu Jin. The main aspects of the poetic discourses of Lesia Ukrainka and Qiu Jin are outlined and studied within the core concept of the national heroine in China, formed by Qiu Jin, consisting of key elements important for the perception of Lesia Ukrainka’s works – revolution, nationalism, and feminism.
Modernity, feminism, nationalism, revolution, Lesia Ukrainka, Qiu Jin, Chinese modern literature, article
Isaieva N. Lesia Ukrainka and Qiu Jin: The Confluence of Their Poetic Worlds via Translation / Nataliia Isaieva, Olha Vorobei // Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. - 2021. - № 8. - P. 121-145. - https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj249196.2021-8.121-145