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The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics" – Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Rosemary Roberts and Li Li


This book brings together research on China’s “red classics” across the entire Maoist period through to their re-emergence in the reform era. It critically investigates the changing nature and significance of China’s “red classics” at each point of their (re/)emergence in three key areas: their socio-political and ideological import, their aesthetic significance and their function as a mass cultural phenomenon. The book is organised in two parts in chronological order covering the Maoist period and post-Cultural Revolution respectively, and includes a representative range of genres including n ... More

Keywords: “red classics”, Maoist culture, revolutionary literature, red nostalgia, “red classic” remakes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390892
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Roberts, author
University of Queensland

Li Li, editor

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