The Tale of Li-Youcai's Rhymes (Readers in Modern Chinese)

The Tale of Li-Youcai's Rhymes (Readers in Modern Chinese)

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Chao Shu-Li
Cambridge University Press, 9/8/2010
EAN 9780521095884, ISBN10: 0521095883

Paperback, 140 pages, 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm
Language: English

This digital edition is a reprint of a 1970 edition. It is an advanced reader in Chinese, giving a text in modern written Chinese reproduced from an original Chinese edition together with an introduction, a bibliography and notes on difficult points of language and on allusions to the cultural and historical context. Chao Shu-Li, born in 1907 in Shansi province of poor parents became first a village teacher and journalist and then a popular author. In the 1940s 'Study and learn from Chao Shu-Li' became a slogan among activist literary people, and he became a model writer of the cultural front formed in response to a call by Mao Tse-tung. In the Cultural Revolution, however, Chao was severely criticized. Chao's writing is simple, popular and unliterary, deliberately aimed at a mass readership.