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    • February 2016
    • 9789629966751
  • 350 Pages

  • Hardcover
  • $45.00

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The Gate of Darkness

Studies on the Leftist Literary Movement

Tsi-an Hsia

The Chinese University Press

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This volume of essays, posthumously edited by the author's brother Chih-tsing Hsia (1921–2013), a prominent Columbia University professor of Chinese literature, focuses on Chinese literary criticism relating to the work of leftist Chinese writers, most notably Lu Hsün (Lu Xun), as well as Chiang Kuang-tz'u, the "Five Martyrs," and Ch'iu Ch'iu-po. Through a critical overview of the aesthetics and politics of China's leftist literary movement, The Gate of Darkness examines the conflicting dilemmas between leftist authors' own ideals and the strict ideological frameworks imposed by the propaganda policies of the Chinese Communist Party in the early twentieth century.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.

About the Author

Tsi-an Hsia (1916–1965) was a leading scholar of Chinese literature and a professor of English at National Taiwan University, who held research positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington.