The modernity of society: Focusing on the Li Poetic Organization
Li, Chi Hau
The Li Poetic Organization has always been considered a Loyalist group which fought against Japanese government in Japanese colonial period, but this definition could be adjusted to a new vision by organizing all the modern documents and reviews revealed in recent years. Li Poetic Organization was found to be able to absorb modern knowledge and to create modern consciousness and movements. The uniqueness of this organization was able to inspire their members and lead them to modernity.
The modernity of Li Poetic Organization is very clear. A specific regulation needed to be obeyed was set from the beginning of this society and had never been diverged. Interviews of scholars, literary lectures and other cultural communications had been held in this community to provide its members a further understanding of the modern society. On the other hand, a system of composing same topics encouraged the members in this organization to have multiple thinking or brainstorming over the modern culture. From all the above, the modernity and avant-garde meanings of this organization had been specifically revealed and highlighted.
Keywords: Li Poetic Organization, enlightenment, modernity, Taiwan classical poetry, Taiwan Literature