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William Shakespeare: Visionary Marxist?

By • Jul 24th, 2008 • Category: China, Chinese Language, Comparative literature, Cultural Revolution, General Technology, Mao, Marxism, performance studies, Research, Shakespeare, Tiananmen Square, translation

In this post I’m going to attempt to summarize the brief chronology of Shakespeare in Mainland China before and after Mao’s presidency.
The idea that one of the greatest English writers of all time is being simultaneously praised as a Marxist is astounding to most Western critics. However the technique of retrospectively varnishing philosophies onto Shakespeare […]