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Literature and Politics
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Literature and politics have traditionally had a very close relationship in China. During the 20th century this relationship has grown even closer through the nationalist activism of many writers. The ideological and institutional integration of literature into the propaganda efforts of the Chinese Communist Party (…

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Wagner, Rudolf G., “Literature and Politics”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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