POETIC JUSTICE IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY: A STUDY OF CHEN QIUFAN’S SCIENCE FICTION WRITING
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Huan Du, Hongju Liu
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Nussbaum’s theory of “poetic justice” is based on the idea of empathetic imagination and the emotion of compassion and love, and advocates the active involvement of literary imagination in reality, reflecting on the state of existence and the relationship between human beings and society. In today’s era, technology is facing an unprecedented crisis while enhancing human well-being at an astonishing rate of development. Chen Qiufan’s “science fiction realism” novels are rooted in real life, focusing on the mental state of the underclass, and constructing and reflecting on the “post-human” era, calling for “poetic justice” in the technological era with scientific imagination and emotional feelings. It calls for “poetic justice” in the technological age with scientific imagination and sensual emotion, advocates reasserting the banner of humanistic concern, guides the public to pay attention to the contradictions and dilemmas of the present era, and provides an effective value reference for the reconstruction of the future technological social order.