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Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China

The Return of the Political Novel

Jeffrey Kinkley

As China's centrally planned economy and welfare state have given way to a more loosely controlled version of "late socialism," public concern about economic reform's downside has found expression in epic novels about official corruption and its effects. While the media shied away from dealing with these issues, novelists stepped in to fill the voi...
Publish Date
November 1
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