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Ding Ling’s Fiction

Ideology and Narrative in Modern Chinese Literature

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674183919

Publication Date: 12/06/1982

196 pages

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Harvard East Asian Series


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  • Introduction: The Survival of a Writer
  • 1. Subjectivism and Literature
    • Autobiography into Fiction
    • The Self in the World
    • Love and Sexuality
    • The Meaning of Writing
    • “The Diary of Miss Sophie”
  • 2. Toward a Revolutionary Literature
    • A Year of Transition
    • Milieu and Metaphor
    • The Writer as Martyr
    • The Unfinished Literary Work
    • “One Day”
  • 3. Yanan and the Uses of Literature
    • From Shanghai to Yanan
    • With the Northwest Front Service Corps
    • The Bright Side of Reality
    • Characters and Models
    • “The People’s Artist Li Bu”
  • 4. The Sun Shines on the Sanggan River: Literature as History
    • The Knowable Community
    • Nature and the Imagery of Struggle
    • Plot, History, Reality, and Literature
  • Conclusion: The Commitment to Literature
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Chronological List of Ding Ling’s Fiction
  • Index

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