Source: China Daily (2/13/18)
Reviving realism: Experts discuss 2017 Chinese literature
By Cheng Yuezhu | chinadaily.com.cn
Realism was a keyword of the 2017 Chinese literary scene. Carrying on the emphasis of “realistic themes” raised in the 19th CPC National Congress, literary experts discussed literary realism in the Dangdai Bimothly Magazine Novel Forum recently in Beijing.
Experts agreed 2017 is a year of prosperity for Chinese literature. According to Bai Ye, researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 2017 was a landmark, as the number of novels published last year exceeded ten thousand.
Yan Jingming, vice-president of the China Writers Association, said: “The trend of mutual development between online literature and print literature as well as online circulation and print circulation is obvious. Recalling the literary creations from 2017, the achievements in novels and realist themes have impressed us deeply.” Continue reading