A Literature Review of Recent Research on Transcendentalism in China and Abroad

Jing SUN, Shuai LI, Xinxin DONG


Ralph Waldo Emerson set up a series of ideas which are called “Transcendentalism” by later generations. Transcendentalism is an important intellectual and cultural movement with a religious color in New England in the 1830s. Since the end of the nineteenth centuries, researches on transcendentalism both in America and in other countries have probed into different aspects of transcendentalism deeply. Based on the influence of transcendentalism, comments on transcendentalism, the reflection of transcendentalism in literary works and relationships between transcendentalism and other thoughts, this thesis reviews transcendentalism studies both in China and abroad.


Transcendentalism; Emerson; Influence of transcendentalism; Cultural exchange study; Literary analysis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x


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