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Mabel Lee

Mabel Lee
Mabel Lee was for thirty-four years a member of the Chinese Studies teaching staff at the University of Sydney, where she retains a position as Adjunct Professor. Her research publications focus on Chinese intellectuals. She is also translator of Gao Xingjian and of Yang Lian.

Mabel Lee reviews 'Lu Xun's Revolution: Writing in a Time of Violence' by Gloria Davies

February 2014, no. 358 19 January 2014
This richly documented study of China’s pre-eminent writer Lu Xun (1881–1936) by Gloria Davies cannot fail to provoke deep reflection on the issue of the creative writer, artist, philosopher, or scholar and his or her involvement in politics. For Lu Xun, the issue was exacerbated by the brutal reality of China in the late 1920s and early 1930s, a ‘time of violence’, as suggested by the boo ... (read more)