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  • 1. Important Dates in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan in Proletarian Arts

    2. Guest Editor’s Introduction: Proletarian Arts in East Asia– Heather Bowen-Struyk

    3. Korean as Proletarian: Ethnicity and Identity in Chang Hyo˘k-chu’s “Hell of the Starving”–Samuel Perry

    4. Revolutionary Flesh: Nakamoto Takako’s Early Fiction and the Representation of the Body in Japanese Modernist and Proletarian Literature–Brian Bergstrom

    5. Tales of Seduction: Factory Girls in Korean Proletarian Literature–Ruth Barraclough

    6. Rival Imagined Communities: Class and Nation in Japanese Proletarian Literature–Heather Bowen-Struyk

    7. KAPF Literature in Modern Korean Literary History–Yoon-shik Kim

    8. Narratives of Discomfort and Ideology: Yang Kui’s Short Fiction and Postcolonial Taiwan Orthodox Boundaries–Bert Scruggs

    9. The Left-Wing Drama Movement in China and Its Relationship to Japan–Ping Liu

    10. Echoes of Roar, China! On Vision and Voice in Modern Chinese Art–Xiaobing Tang

    11. Japanese-Korean Exchange within the Proletarian Visual Arts Movement–Emiko Kida

    12. Contributors

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    A flourishing international movement in the 1920s and 1930s brought proletarian politics together with art. In contrast to other modernisms, the proletarian arts movement held that class-based struggle was necessary as long as capital was controlled by the few at the expense of the many. This special issue of positions examines the movement’s ramifications in East Asia.

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