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China Rediscovered in Boris Akunin's Works: Historical Narration and Cultural Memory

Tian Hongmin

China or Chinese narrations, as one of the writing objects of Russian writer Boris Akynin, is metaphysic and aesthetic interpretation based on Russian historical narration and cultural memory of philosophical connotation. However, unlike the traditional reference to the national imagination that maps itself, Akunin's retrospective of Chinese writing is a philosophical questioning and aesthetics of boundary thinking, which ultimately refers to the questioning and thinking of contemporary Russian history.