The developing orbit of Chinese prose study in the 20th century can be traced as the following: the period (1915-1934) of genesis and development with the ideological and literary criticism as its main trend;
Based on the essential features of prose, the study of prose should adopt a method of multi-level classification. Therefore, a longitudinal study of prose could be done; more theoretical achievement could be assimilated;
Since new period time,when people rediscovered Yu Dafu,his prose has also been received the attention. Researchers have poured into more enthusiasm to his prose research and have obtained a bigger result.
The prose studies the heavy classic's famous chapter, select to focus and clear up again , analyse the micro research in the thought content and artistic characteristics ,etc. again, and less likely to study the systematic macroscopic of carrying on the development history type of a kind of style.
Great achievements have been secured in Chinese prose studies in 2003, as is manifest in the impetuous momentum of social background and climate, the gradual emergence of the growing awareness of problems on the part of prose scholars, the reinforcement of rational criticism and the increasing attention of creative thought.