In Jin Yucheng’s novel Flowers, in addition to the small-scale bourgeois foreign-style villas with a nostalgia for childhood, new villages for workers and alleys are two important forms of housing. Based on a brief classification of illustrations in the novel, this paper, in conjunction with illustrations related to the above-mentioned residential forms, aims to explore how the spatial experience has affected the relationship between individual life and human relations in the novel. First of all, the appearance of Caoyang New Residential Area in the novel as a "model community" at that time was due to the forced banishment after the "Cultural Revolution", and the lack of community subject identity made it demonstrate a completely different sense of place. Secondly, the interaction among individuals, families and neighbors has long been in the shackles of supervision due to the lack of privacy in the internal residential space structure. The important value of Jin Yucheng’s space narration and illustrations in his works on Shanghai lies in the fact that he regards urban space as an organism full of changes, crises and tensions, in which the disputes and historical development of all social relations are taken into consideration in the vicissitudes of urban space.
JOURNAL OF HAINAN NORMAL NUIVERSITY(SOCIAL SCIENCE)
new residential areas for workers