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The Limits of Subversion: Political and Social Critique in the Creation Society’s Early Fiction

  • Christopher T. Keaveney
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Part of the Comparative Perspectives on Modern Asia book series (CPMA)

Abstract

The two Creation Society stories examined in chapter 4, “Caishiji” and “Halfway,” provide examples of the relatively subtle ways in which Creation Society writers embedded criticism of contemporary Chinese society in their self-referential narratives. A consideration of several, more orthodox examples of self-referential stories by the Creation Society reveals an even greater degree of social criticism and even more conclusive evidence of the manner in which the shishôsetsu was transformed beneath the pens of the Creationists into a flexible tool for probing deficiencies of contemporary China and condemning anti-Chinese attitudes and official policies in Japan.

Keywords

Chinese Student Social Reform Sexual Politics Political Critique Modern Chinese Literature 
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