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An Undesired Revolution

David Der-wei Wang

in The Monster That Is History

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780520231405
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937246 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231405.003.0004
An Undesired Revolution

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This chapter focuses on revolution, one particular form of justice-driven violence, and examines its ideological and affective impact. It describes the life and works of three leftist writers—Mao Dun, Jiang Guangci, and Bai Wei—and considers their political engagements as if they were romantic adventures, and vice versa. The chapter also discusses how the so-called revolution plus love fiction of the 1930s has often been dismissed as a genre nurtured on blind political and romantic passion.

Keywords: revolution; justice-driven justice; Mao Dun; Jiang Guangci; Bai Wei; romantic adventures; fiction; political passion; romantic passion

Chapter.  18880 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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