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By Lan Yang

As the 1st entire research of chinese language fiction of the Cultural Revolution, this pioneering paintings explores the location of the literature of this turbulent interval within the context of latest China.The booklet covers the alternative of subject material, authorship and readership of Cultural Revolution fiction.

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