Analysis of the Image of China in Japanese Literature

Abstract

Due to the established narrative patterns and powerful and profound ideological influences of classical Chinese literature, the image of China has been reinterpretation during the process of imagination, construction, and experience of Japanese writer or researcher, with many distortions and misinterpretations. The image of China in Japanese literature is an impression and illusion formed by the combination of cultural awareness and literary classics. The following article will analyze and sort out the Chinese image in Japanese literature.