For our first “QQC” discussion (see syllabus) we’ll be exploring two texts. One, a primary source, is Mao Zedong‘s “Talks at the Yenan Forum on Art and Literature” from 1942 (for a brief background on the talks, see here.)
The other text is a secondary work (i.e., a work of scholarship and analysis of the topic) by Jason McGrath entitled, “Communists Have More Fun! The Dialectics of Fulfillment in Cinema of the People’s Republic of China,” from the journal World Picture 3 (2009).
See the course syllabus for guidelines for readings and the QQC – Quote / Question / Comment – assignment. Simply share your QQC thoughts on one of the assigned readings below in comments here. (Don’t forget that both are to be read for classtime, of course…)
Posting deadline: midnight on Sunday.
Image: Mao Zedong (center) along with Zhou Enlai (left) and other comrades, at the Yenan base area, 1937. Source: Wikimedia commons.