Proletarian fairytales in bourgeois metropolitan Shanghai: Chinese revolutionary children’s literature in the 1930s

Lijun Bi, Xiangshu Fang

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This study looks at the school of revolutionary children’s literature in China, which emerged after the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1921 and flourished in the 1930s. The article first briefly examines the historical background and the intellectual context from which the revolutionary ideas stemmed and then analyzes some examples. Most of these texts contain a social analysis which is influenced by Marxism and aligned with the ideology of the CCP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalThe International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Chinese Children’s Literature
  • Political Education in China
  • Chinese Intellectual History
  • Revolutionary Fairytales
  • Literature and Ideology in China

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