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Surname 1 Student‘s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Chinese Literary Works Literary works are intellectual works that have been presented in written words, using symbolism and fiction, and that may have factual origins. In the 1800s, after the decline of the Qing dynasty, Chinese writers, intellectuals, and readers started to give a unique role to literature with aims of reforming the traditional society and culture as well as enhancing the establishment of a modern nation. After the end of the dynasty in 1911, literature became essential in the transformation and liberation of China. Literature and other forms of culture supported radical political experiments that took place during the era of Mao. During the communist reign, literature became invaluable, making it hard for new- fangled social and political aspirations to reach people. However, this paper seeks to focus on the relationship and interaction between literature and the politics of China. The paper will give a vivid description of how the concept of politics has changed by literary works. It will also discuss the concept of change in the cultural traditions of China and modernization as well as the relationship between modern and traditional literary works. Chinese politics and literature have been interacting for a long time. Chinese writers went through difficult times where the population had no time to engage with serious literature, and the government set restrictions to writing on specific subjects. The limit was mostly imposed of the literature that criticized Mao Zedong. Writing restrictions continued to be effectively imposed, and transgressors were liable to harsh retribution. In 1949, the Chinese Cultural Revolution changed the face of literacy in the country. Writers and readers who represented the old culture were removed from the literary scene, and only a few
Surname 2 numbers of writers were requalified under the new system, and only their works were allowed for publishing. By the end of 1960, more writers were permitted to write freely, but the majority of writers were still restricted from publishing. The relationship between literature and politics remained less strained on issues concerning traditions and contemporary society in China. According to Liang Qichao, fiction renovation must be a precedent to the refurbishment of morality, politics, the human mind, and social customs. Literary works have an exciting and easy nature that gives shape to the way human interaction is perceived. Literature was essential in Chinese politics because it has promoted the official ideology of harmony that took China into socioeconomic progress, modernity hence. Along the same lines, fiction has given people the power to adapt to a political reality that came after a revolution. Literature eliminated the remnants of anger, shame, and fear from the people's mind; hence paved the way for a more comfortable development of new political ideology. A novel, for instance, would incite readers to feel a

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