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This section contains a list of reference articles and books relevant to the discussion on the history of contemporary Chinese literature. In studying the basic circumstances of contemporary literature, it is impossible to depart from an understanding of the literary thought of Mao Zedong. In the view of some critics, the literary thought of Mao Zedong is a component part of Marxist literary theory, even an important "development" of this theory. The socio-political utility (function) of literature is the core issue in the literary thought of Mao Zedong.

Keywords: contemporary Chinese literature; Mao Zedong



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