Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 06 November 2020

Ecological Aesthetic Implications of the Image of “White Deer” in The Plain of White Dear

Wang Jun

Xi’an Aeronautical University, China

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Pages: 996-1000

Keywords: Image of “White Deer”, Worship, Ecological Aesthetical Implications


The Plain of White Deer is an epic novel written by Chen Zhongshi based on Chinese folk mythology and traditional customs and with the Western magic realism creation method. The image of “white deer” in the novel, a regional symbol of Bai Lu Yuan, implies the mythological consciousness of nature worship, deity worship, ancestor worship and hero worship, and embodies the ecological aesthetic concept of harmony and unity among human, nature, and society. This paper focuses on the mythological worship consciousness implied in the image of “white deer”, and tries to explore its internal ecological aesthetic implications.


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