Self-Healing of A Teenager: A Picture Book Adapted from Ghost Slayer by Gan Yaoming
|關鍵字:||甘耀明;殺鬼;國族認同;鄉土文學;少年圖書;Gan Yaoming;Ghost Slayer;national identity;nativist literature;picture book|
In this thesis, Hakka writer Gan Yaoming’s first novel Ghost Slayer is adapted into short-length form and supplemented with hand-depicted illustrations in order to make it suitable for students from the fifth grade to -the ninth grade to read. Ghost Slayer tells a story about the growing experience of a Taiwanese teenager, Liu Xingpa, during the period of World War II, who gradually identified himself as a Japanese under the intensified colonial imperialist policy. After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the nationalist government of ROC took over Taiwan. As Liu Xingpa, a Taiwanese Imperial Japan Serviceman, was given the aboriginal force (-The Force-) in Gan Yaoming’s writing, he was able to take off the shackles of identity from the contemporary political system and regain his native ethnic force . The illustrations in this thesis were created under the following principles which represent the author’s perspective of interpretation for Ghost Slayer. -They include (1) the images of "Ghost." Swinging of national identities is the spindle of the novel Ghost Slayer, and people with different identities have their own representatives for "Ghosts": Liu Xingpa – the floating Japanese ghost, Liu Jinfu – the mercy old ghost, Wu Tangxing – the ghost king fighting for his Han identity , Kano Takeo (かのたけお) – the ghost colonel achieving Bushido, and La-Wa and Yu-Min – the anti-war aboriginal spirits. (2) the symbolic meanings. Images with symbolic meanings are depicted- : the train– stands for the forces of modernity, the chrysanthemums –for Japanese royal family, Camellia – for the stoic Hakka ethnicity, the crab –for the aboriginal power of redemption , and the local forest and land in Taiwan –stand for protective power. With the combination of scripts and illustrations, the novel Ghost Slayer is adapted into a picture book for children and youth.
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