Cai Xiang is Professor of Chinese Literature and Director of the Research Institute for Contemporary Literature at Shanghai University.
Rebecca E. Karl is Associate Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China.
Xueping Zhong is Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture at Tufts University and the author of Masculinity Besieged?: Issues of Modernity and Male Subjectivity in Chinese Literature of the Late Twentieth Century, also published by Duke University Press.
A Note on Translation vii
Introduction to the English Translation / Rebecca E. Karl and Xueping Zhong xi
Introduction. Literature and Revolutionary China 1
1. The National/The Local: Conflict, Negotiation, and Capitulation in the Revolutionary Imagination 27
2. The Mobilization Structure: The Masses, Cadres, and Intellectuals 85
3. Youth, Love, "Natural Rights," and Sex 145
4. Renarrating the History of the Revolution: From Hero to Legend 189
5. Narratives of Labor or Labor Utopias 251
6. Technological Revolution and Narratives of Working-Class Subjectivity 307
7. Cultural Politics, or Political Cultural Conflicts, in the 1960s 357
8. Conclusion. The Crisis of Socialism and Efforts to Overcome It 403
Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-6069-8
Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-6054-4