The Historical Dialectic Between “Zhao Shuli Direction” and Mao Zedong’s Yan’an “Talks”
Author:Li Yang
Key Word:Talks, Zhao Shuli Direction, Cultural Politics

The term “Zhao Shuli Direction” was penned by Zhou Yang and other critics who regarded Zhao Shuli’s works as putting into practice

the principles of Mao Zedong’s “Talks at the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art,” but both Zhao Shuli and Zhou Yang’s understand-

ing of the “Talks” was too simple. Due to the lack of in-depth under-standing of the historical dialectic between “economy” and “power”

in the “Talks,” Zhao encountered insurmountable difficulties in dealing with the relationships between “politics” and “policies,”

“popularization” and “improvement,” and “serving workers, peasants, and soldiers” and “serving peasants.” “Zhao Shuli Direction”

was a short-lived slogan, and Zhao himself became a tragic figure in the Chinese left-wing literary world. The mutual observation between

Zhao and the “Talks” can not only help us solve the mystery of Zhao Shuli in Chinese literary history, but also enable us to rethink and un-

derstand the cultural and political significance of the modern project of the “Talks.”

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