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Harvard Contemporary China Series 1

After Mao

Chinese Literature and Society, 1978–1981

Edited by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

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$26.50 • £21.95 • €24.00

ISBN 9780674008854

Publication Date: 01/01/1985


Not only for students of modern Chinese literature, but also for historians, political scientists, sociologists, etc. Quite apart from its contribution to our understanding of the momentous changes taking place within the last few years in the Chinese literary scene, the material presented here persuasively documents what my Chinese colleagues have often affirmed to me: literature reveals more about the actual situation in China today than any other form of writing.—Yi-Tsi Mei Feuerwerker

This book analyzes the unprecedented diversity and the new literary forms that burst forth in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. The interdisciplinary approach of these studies reveals much about the society, politics, and popular culture of the post-Mao era.—Merle Goldman

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