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The uses of literature : life in the socialist Chinese literary system

Author: Eugene Perry Link
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 2000.
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Why do people in socialist China read and write literary works? This volume looks broadly and empirically at these and many other "uses" of literature from points of view of authors, editors,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Perry Link
ISBN: 0691001979 9780691001975 0691001987 9780691001982
OCLC Number: 231857557
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000
Description: VI, 387 Seiten
Contents: Inhalt: Acknowledgments --
A Note on Documentation --
Introduction (S. 3) --
Ch. 1. Historical Setting (S. 13) --
Warming, 1976-1979 (S. 15) --
Cooling, 1980-1983 (S. 22) --
Perspectives (S. 36) --
Ch. 2. The Mechanics of Literary Control (S. 56) --
A Spectrum of Newpoints (S. 56) --
What Was Controlled? (S. 59) --
The Literary Control System (S. 63) --
The Mechanics of Relaxation (S. 68) --
The Mechanics of Tightening (S. 81) --
Soviet Comparisons (S. 97) --
Ch. 3. Writers (S. 104) --
Tradition of Responsibility (S. 104) --
The Modern Crisis and the Idea of a "Path"(S. 106) --
Establishing National Guidelines (S. 108) --
Effects of the Anti-Rightist Campaign (S. 110) --
Maoist Utopianism in Command (S. 113) --
Kinds and Groups of Writers (S. 116) --
The Writers' Association (S. 118) --
Generational Differences (S. 122) --
Livelihood (S. 129) --
Dissent (S. 138) --
Purposes (S. 142) --
Ch. 4. Media and Market (S. 167) --
Distribution: Official and Public (S. 167) --
Distribution: Restricted, Semiofficial, and Unofficial (S. 183) --
Related Media: Stage, Film, Radio, and Television (S. 198) --
Ch. 5. Readers: The Popular Level (S. 210) --
Readership (Audience) Groups (S. 212) --
Popular Entertainment (S. 220) --
Ch. 6. Readers: Socially Engaged Level (S. 249) --
Intrusive Politics (S. 254) --
Special Privilege and Abuse of Power (S. 258) --
Pervasive Corruption (S. 260) --
Styles of Bureaucratism (S. 263) --
The Need for Rule of Law (S. 270) --
The Problem of Truth (S. 272) --
The Place of Romance (S. 278) --
Ch. 7. The Uses of Literature (S. 284) --
The Party and Its "Engineering" (S. 286) --
Problems with Engineering (S. 289) --
Retreat ftom Engineering (S. 294) --
Secondary Uses of Engineering (S. 296) --
The Variety of Other Uses (S. 300) --
Transcending "Uses" (S. 319) --
Use and Quality (S. 322) --
Select glossary of Chinese characters (S. 333) --
Bibliography of works cited in the notes(S. 339) --
INDEX (S. 369).
Responsibility: Perry Link.
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"One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000" "The definitive social and intellectual history of China's early post-Mao socialist literary system . . . This book doubles as the most Read more...

 
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