Yan’syu Chen,
Postgraduate, Lomonosov Moscow State University,
1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119234, Russian Federation


Introduction. This article is about a study of Turgenev’s influence on Ba Jin’s prose. The purpose of the article is to analyze the main approaches to this issue study in modern China.

Methodology. The study is conducted on the basis of a comparative method, as well as methods of analysis and induction.

Results. The article explores three main approaches in China to study Turgenev’s influence on Ba Jin’s prose.

Conclusions. The following conclusions are drawn: the issue of specific nature of Turgenev’s influ- ence and of his individual works influence on artistic choice and the ideas of Ba Jin is not exhausted yet.

Keywords: I. S. Turgenev, Ba Jin, prose, creativity, influence, research direction, systematization, China.


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