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Symbolic inversion and controversial Chinese plays : chiasmus as a literary device for identifying ambiguities in meaning and throwing light upon authorial intention

Whittaker, Kristian


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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Date published: 1994-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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