Ideology and Material —Review of “The Current Morphology About the Theory of Literature and Art” Edited by DONG Xue-wen
ZHAI Tai feng (The Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CPC,Beijing 100806,China)
Theory of literature and art belongs to ideology, so we can not explain the ideological items departing from the material ones, and can not study theory of literature and art departing from “the social relations of production”,either. Therefore, theory of literature and art with Chinese features must bases on the specific politics, economy and culture. “The current morphology about the theory of literature and art” edited by DONG Xue wen , using the scientific, strict and developing viewpoint, laid great importance on the key question,that's to say, “the material property of ideology”, announced boldly the severe challenge met by the Marxist theory of literature and art in the current times. This book proceeded from the developing condition about theory of the Chinese literature and art, arranged and analyzed every sort of the thoughts and doctrines came from inside and outside China systematically and roundly. Because this book advocated “comprehensive creation" about “the current morphology" of the Marxist theory of literature and art,engendered theoretical and practical significance greatly in the developing history about Chinese theory of literature and art.