東アジアの言語と表象 文部科学省グローバルCOEプログラム 関西大学文化交渉学教育研究拠点 As an important poetry genre, imagism guided Britain and American poetry in the poetics and poems at the beginning of the 20th century. Chinese culture had a prominent part in the movement. Ernest Fenollosa regarded Chinese written character as an ideal medium for poetry. His points were far from invulnerable, but inspired Ezra Pound greatly. Ezra Pound exerted the points completely, and pushed on the Imagist Movement strongly. In the sense of opposing symbolism, the Chinese image sent out a pivotal voice of imagism. Their understanding was not accurate, but stressed the special quality distinguishing "image" from "symbol". The "artistic conception" of Chinese classical poetry made up a dimension of introspection for western culture. Through the poetics of Chinese written character and imagism, Chinese culture became a perfect totem in the blank spot of western culture. The influence of Chinese culture is determined by the west expectance instead of its own truth, which is exactly the way Chinese culture affects the west.