Abstract：The history of Chinese literary criticism is closely related to the concept of literature. The distinction between pure literature and miscellaneous literary ideas runs through the literature of the Republic of China and becomes the core concept of the history of Chinese literary criticism. Plain language and etymology originated in Japan and were respectively presented in Meiji period (1892, 1906) in Japan. Its western academic basis is De Quincey’s “literature of power” and “literature of knowledge.” Two terms entered the Chinese academia at the beginning of the last century. Both in the modern Chinese academic, the original distinction between the literature, and later became the dividing line between literature and non-literature. Earlier, Yang Honglie discussed the evolution of Chinese literary concepts from the concepts of pure literature and miscellaneous literary studies. Guo Shaoyu went on to consider that Zhu Ziqing questioned the concept of writing the history of Chinese literary criticism. The questions raised still have reference significance.
张健. 纯文学、杂文学观念与中国文学批评史[J]. 复旦学报(社会科学版), 2018, 60(2): 80-91.
ZHANG Jian. Pure Literature, Miscellaneous Literature Concept and History of Chinese Literary Criticism. Fudan Journal(Social Sciences Edition), 2018, 60(2): 80-91.