Rooting around in the proverbial cellar of this castle in the sky/blog, I came across three essays involving, more or less, Jean-Paul Sartre and his reception in the PRC.
Is there any quarter in China’s vast intellectual canvas where Sartre’s philosophy evinces a depression, that is to say, an impact? Perhaps even a dominant impact? As opposed to Sartre himself being taken with Maoism in 1968?
Apparently there was a “Sartre craze” at Beijing University in 1979. And then what?
And why aren’t his war novels read more, both generally and in China? These texts are worth coming back to more than a few times.
Finally, as to consequences of a Sino-French mutual fascination in the 1950s:
Wolin’s work is reviewed here (somewhat unfortunately, with Eurocentric myopia!) by the Guardian. What I should like to do is re-wire this question by way of finding origins of intellectual fascination in the early Cold War with China.