The Asia Reception in Hermann Hesse' and Hesse Reception in Asia Centering on Hesse's work "Siddhartha"
Cho Chang Hyun (Chung ang University, Seoul) [BIO]
My research aims to clarify not only the Asia Reception in Hesse’s work, Siddhartha, but also Hesse reception in Asia and its aesthetic meaning.
My paper handles not a description of the history of literary reception, but the aesthetic meaning of reception of Hesse's work "Siddhartha" in Asia.
With such intentions, this research will be characterized by the following elements and Descriptions:
- In the first section I will examine into the reception of Asian thought just like Buddhism and Taoism in H. Hesse.
- In the second section the phenomena of Asia reception appearing to the work of Siddhartha will be analyzed in Asian Aspect.
- In the third section I will investigate the Hesse Reception in Asia such as China, Japan and Korea in order to find out the main cause of Hesse boom in Asia.
- In the fourth section I will analyze the meaning of the positive reaction of the Asian readers to Hesse especially in perspective of the theory of Jauss’s aesthetic reception.