Chinese Literature Magazine 1967
As the Great Socialist Cultural Revolution gained momentum the pages of the 1967 issues of Chinese Literature contained an increasing number of articles which had been written by prominent members of the Chinese Communist Party.
These included, as well as Chairman Mao himself, Chiang Ching (Jiang Qing) and Yao Wen-yuan (Yao Wenyuan) – criminally branded as the ‘Gang of Four’ by the the Communist Party, after the death of Chairman Mao in 1976, which had fallen under the sway of the ‘arch-revisionist and capitalist-roader’ Teng Hsiao-ping (Deng Xiaoping).
The revisionists gained control very quickly in China after the death of Chairman Mao and as a consequence his later writings were never collected together in one volume. It is therefore in the pages of such magazines as Peking Review (normally not signed by the Chairman but almost certainly written by him) or Chinese Literature – often under his name – that we can get an idea of the Chairman’s thinking in his final years.
In the pages of Chinese Literature it is also possible to get a greater understanding of the development of the ideology of a Socialist culture as argued in the articles of Chiang Ching and Yao Wen-yuan. Such articles are crucial for anyone interested in the building of an approach to culture which works for the interests of the working class and the general idea of Socialist Realism.
Chinese Literature: Introduction, 1951 (missing), 1952 (missing), 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 (missing), 1960 (missing), 1961, 1962 (missing), 1963, 1964, 1965 (missing), 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981.
An issue almost completely devoted to a commemoration and celebration of the work and life of the writer Lu Hsun
“‘The Red Lantern” which cannot be put out – Kao Liang
REPUDIATION OF THE BLACK LINE: On the Counter-revolutionary double-dealer Chou Yang – Yao Wen-yuan
Red Guards on the Long Match
REPUDIATION OF THE BLACK LINE: Hua Chun-Yu Is an Old Hand at Drawing Black Anti-Party Cartoons
The Clarion Call of the “January Revolution”
We must revolutionize our thinking and then revolutionize sculpture
Tributes to Norman Bethune:
In memory of Norman Bethune – Mao Tse-tung
A Great Communist Fighter – Yeh Ching-shan
REPUDIATION OF THE BLACK LINE: The Real Meaning of Chou Yang’s “Theory of Broad Subject-Matter”
ON THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION: Patriotism or National Betrayal
Literary and Art Workers Repudiate the Top Party person in Authority Taking the Capitalist Road
The Death Knell of Imperialism ls Tolling – Feng Lei
Talks at the Yenan Forum of Literature and Art – Mao Tse-tung
Fight to Safeguard the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
On the Revolution in Peking Opera – Chiang Ching
Articles by Comrade Mao Tse-tung:
Letter to the Peking opera Theatre after seeing ‘Driven to join the Liangshan Mountain Rebels’
Give serious attention to the discussion of the film ‘The life of Wu Hsun’
Letter concerning studies of ‘The dream of the Red Chamber’
Two instructions concerning literature and art
On ‘Let a Hundred Flowers Blossom, let a Hundred Schools of Thought contend’ – Mao Tse-tung
Raid on the White Tiger Regiment (a modem Peking opera)
For ever uphold the orientation that literature and art must serve the workers, peasants and soldiers – Wang Hsiang-tung
Shachiapang (a revolutionary Peking opera)
Learn from Revolutionary Heroes
Let us write songs in praise of the heroic workers, peasants and soldiers
Comments on Tao Chu’s two books – Yao Wen-yuan
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION: The Ringleader in Peddling a ‘Literature and Art of the whole people’
Performance in China of the Vietnamese Acrobatic Troupe