chapter  11
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Children’s Disposition and Children’s Views

ByCao Wenxuan, translated by Liang Hong

This chapter discusses not “views about children” but “children’s views.” “Views about children” typically refers to how we, as adults and critics, look at children, while “children’s views” refers to how children look at the world. While the former has been much discussed, the latter still remains obscure, which, I suspect, is closely linked to the nature of children’s views. Yet it is hardly possible to discuss and analyze issues of children’s literature if the question of children’s views is not tackled.