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Fiction of New China (1949-1966)

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posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Xiangshu FangXiangshu Fang, Lijun Bi
This study seeks to redefine the development of Chinese fiction created under the influence of socialist realism from the Soviet Union (1949-1966). Through an in-depth analysis, this study argues that the historical development of Chinese fiction in this period is essentially a part of a continuous development dedicated to modernizing the Chinese consciousness and the Chinese literary tradition in the larger context of worldwide globalization and aesthetic internationalization of national literatures. The treatment of China’s peasantry in the spirit of socialism adds a new dimension to the international trend of socialist realism. The abundance of heroic characters in the fiction analysed in this chapter demonstrates how the maturing Chinese socialist realist literature enriches the repertoire and the trend of socialist realism in the creation of collective proletarian heroism.

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Title of book

Routledge handbook of modern Chinese literature

Series

Routledge Handbooks

Chapter number

28

Pagination

385 - 396

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138647541

ISBN-10

1138647543

Edition

1st

Language

Eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2019, selection and editorial matter, Ming Dong Gu; individual chapters, the contributors

Extent

50

Editor/Contributor(s)

Ming Gu

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