This paper investigates the political policies and statements in arts and literature in the People’s Republic of China (1949-present). The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always taken arts and literature as essential parts of its political and ideological rule, and, as such, they constitute a distinct Chinese model or Chinese path in the studies of arts and literature in the modern world. This paper examines the four stages of the political discourse and statements of literature: (1) as an engine of the revolutionary machine in the Mao era (1949-76); (2) as an object of aesthetic appreciation in the decade of “Culture Fever” (the 1980s); (3) as a cultural commodity (1990-2010), and (4) as a vehicle of soft power in the Xi era since 2013.
and Jiang, Gongyan.
"Reflections on Political Policies and Statements in Arts and Literature in PRC."
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