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Neohelicon

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 145–156 | Cite as

Political interrogation in contemporary Chinese fiction

  • Jincai Yang
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Abstract

Many factors have played a role in the process of contemporary Chinese fiction. Chinese fiction in the twenty-first century is featured by various thematic concerns of which the political concern stands out. Writers in the new century have diverged from the conventional way to sing along with and speak for the dominant ideology of the reform as many did during Deng Xiaoping’s reign. They have shifted their attention to the shaded side of contemporary China, writing about the disadvantaged/marginalized and reflecting on the social problems that accompany the existing social order. Their voice is harsh, interrogative, but heart-wrenching. This paper will cite the texts by Yan Lianke, Mo Yan and Liu Xinglong to examine how these writers interrogate the leading policies and write up the grassroots rebellion against the orthodox society.

Keywords

Contemporary Chinese fiction Politics Interrogation Social transformation 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Foreign LiteratureNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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