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Title: 在娱乐与政治之间 : 中国反特小说研究--以 1951~1965 为考察时间段 = Standing Between Entertainment and Politics: A Study on Chinese Anti-spy Fiction, 1951~1965
Authors: 季星
Keywords: Anti- Spy Fiction, Popular Literature, Popular Fiction, Popular Culture, Communist China, Soviet Anti-Spy Fiction
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2012
Citation: 季星,JI XING (2012-01-20). 在娱乐与政治之间 : 中国反特小说研究--以 1951~1965 为考察时间段 = Standing Between Entertainment and Politics: A Study on Chinese Anti-spy Fiction, 1951~1965. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper focuses on the Chinese anti-spy fiction which come out and develop intensively during the period from 1951~1965, which point to draw a picture of the popular fiction in early communist China. When Communist Party took over China in 1949, many entertainment fictions that boomed in the first half century ¿ primarily stories on romantic love, martial heroes and detectives, were "cleaned" up. However, detective stories and crime fiction were able to re-enter China in a new form of Anti-Spy fiction inspired by Soviet Anti-spy fiction which was introduced into China in early 1950s. The production and consumption of Anti-spy fiction is a remarkable literature phenomenon that has yet to garner sufficient attention in academia. Putting this phenomenon against the historical setting of 1950s China could also lead to interesting questions on production of Chinese literature in the early Communist period, popular entertainment, issues on science & technology, and minorities. The main methods of this paper include print culture and publication history studies, comparative studies, close reading, and horizontal reading. This paper finally draw a conclusion that there indeed exists popular fiction in 1950s, which anti-spy fiction can be one representative of them; the popular fiction in Communist China, like anti-spy fiction, stands on the middle of entertainment and politics ambiguously with hesitation and vacillation from both writers and readers on that time.
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