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Embracing the lie [electronic resource] : Ding Ling and the politics of literature in the People's Republic of China / Charles J. Alber.

By: Alber, Charles J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2004Description: 1 online resource (viii, 357 p.).ISBN: 9780313059506 (electronic bk.); 0313059500 (electronic bk.).Other title: Ding Ling and the politics of literature in the People's Republic of China.Subject(s): Ding, Ling, 1904-1986 | Authors, Chinese -- 20th century -- Biography | Ding, Ling | Literatur | Politik | China | Geschichte 1949-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Embracing the lie.DDC classification: 895.1/351 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction. 1. Striding into a New Era. 2. Leaning to One Side. 3. Spies and Secret Agents. 4. Elevating the Combative Spirit. 5. To Better Serve the People. 6. Counterrevolutionaries. 7. Rectification, the Prelude. 8. The Anti-Rightist Campaign. 9. In the Great Northern Wasteland. 10. The Three Bitter Years. 11. The Cultural Revolution. 12. Cowpen. 13. In Prison. 14. Shanxi Revisited. 15. In the Bosom of the Party. 16. Interviewing Ding Ling. 17. The America that She Saw. 18. Eradicating Spiritual Pollution. 19. Deathbed Politics. 20. The Journal China. 21. Epilogue.
Summary: This volume is the first serious attempt to reconstruct Ding Ling's biography during the last few decades of her life. Most Westerners know her as a progressive woman writer who became famous during the May 4 Movement, championed its values in Yan'an and was criticized in the rectification campaigns that followed. Few know about her life afterward and the arduous process of rehabilitation. Here for the first time readers will learn about her life in the Great Northern Wasteland, solitary confinement in Qincheng prison, her visit to the United States, participation in the spiritual pollution ca.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-331) and index.

Introduction. 1. Striding into a New Era. 2. Leaning to One Side. 3. Spies and Secret Agents. 4. Elevating the Combative Spirit. 5. To Better Serve the People. 6. Counterrevolutionaries. 7. Rectification, the Prelude. 8. The Anti-Rightist Campaign. 9. In the Great Northern Wasteland. 10. The Three Bitter Years. 11. The Cultural Revolution. 12. Cowpen. 13. In Prison. 14. Shanxi Revisited. 15. In the Bosom of the Party. 16. Interviewing Ding Ling. 17. The America that She Saw. 18. Eradicating Spiritual Pollution. 19. Deathbed Politics. 20. The Journal China. 21. Epilogue.

This volume is the first serious attempt to reconstruct Ding Ling's biography during the last few decades of her life. Most Westerners know her as a progressive woman writer who became famous during the May 4 Movement, championed its values in Yan'an and was criticized in the rectification campaigns that followed. Few know about her life afterward and the arduous process of rehabilitation. Here for the first time readers will learn about her life in the Great Northern Wasteland, solitary confinement in Qincheng prison, her visit to the United States, participation in the spiritual pollution ca.

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