In China as elsewhere, drama has long been viewed as a powerful vehicle for affecting
political consciousness in terms of building support for or challenging official ideology.
Historically, the CCP leadership has recognised and reacted to the potentially large
influence playwrights may enjoy by imposing upon then an elaborate system of
administrative and social controls.
Prevailing leadership factions within the CCP at different times exercise their powers of
discretion to impose their...[Show more]
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