Forward With the Revolution! (at VMI…)

Op-For and ITOC loyalist Ragnar sent THIS piece of idiocy our way:

From the May Fourth Movement to the War Against Japan and the subsequent civil war, revolutionary passion was fueled in part through the efforts of cultural producers, especially leftist novelists like Mao Dun (1896-1981). Mao Dun is best known for early works about the spiritual struggles of young revolutionary intellectuals and his transition toward a broader social panorama in the early 1930s. But the majority of the author’s fictional output was concentrated on novels published in the late 1930s and early 40s that are rarely studied. Laughlin shows how these later novels paved a path from the stimulation of desire to its sublimation in the form of revolutionary zeal, a path that paved the way for post-1949 socialist novels and film.

Ragnar asked, “Where do they come up with these guys?”

Oh, apparently they’re all over the place.

The decay continues.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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2 Responses to Forward With the Revolution! (at VMI…)

  1. burkemblog says:

    I’m trying to see what Ragnar is concerned about–seems to me to be a straightforward assessment of an aspect of modern Chinese literature–which I admit to knowing little about save for the novels of Qiu Xiaolong, which are hardly in this scholar’s ambit. Is it that China has been formed by its responses to other people’s imperialism? is it that the socialist revolution led by Mao is being examined here? Or is it that the speaker is not condemning China for being imperialist these days?

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