Chinese Literature - Li-hua Ying 2010
NEW SENSIBILITY SCHOOL (XIN GANGJUE PAI)
NEW SENSIBILITY SCHOOL (XIN GANGJUE PAI). Active in the 1930s and 1940s, the New Sensibility writers, most prominently Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, and Liu Na’ou, wrote about the lives of the young and flamboyant generation in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, exploring the workings of the individual psyche and the perception of reality through the senses. Their focus on sensual experiences and the musicality of language set them apart from other modernist writers who shared their obsession with modern urban life with its dance halls, cafés, and movie theaters.