Literature and Politics in Contemporary China
Ma Jian - Contemporary Writer
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse AvenueNew Haven, CT 6511
This lecture will look at three categories of Chinese writers and their relationships with the Communist Party: the state-sanctioned writers who both legitimize, and benefit from, the political system; the dissident writers who, in refusing to toe the line, face isolation and imprisonment; and finally, the exile writers who escaped to the West but continue to write about political themes. Please note this lecture will be in Mandarin Chinese.