China in Revolution

“Great themes run through this book: local differentiation and societal integration, reform and revolution, innovation and renewal, conservatism and radicalism, tradition and modernity.

China in Revolution

Author: Mary Clabaugh Wright

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300014600

Page: 505

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“Great themes run through this book: local differentiation and societal integration, reform and revolution, innovation and renewal, conservatism and radicalism, tradition and modernity. All relate to the fascinating dialectic of Chinese history.” This comment by G. William Skinner aptly describes this pioneering volume in which twelve specialists in Chinese history discuss the great questions of history in the dramatic context of the “New China” of the early twentieth century. The work of young scholars from seven countries who have had access to Chinese, British, and French archives opened only in recent years, the book provides new findings that presage not only a reinterpretation of the Revolution of 1911 itself but also of the dynamic links between Imperial China and both the communist revolution of 1927-49 and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of today. "An outstanding example of historians’ inquiries is this collection of essays by 12 authorities, brilliantly edited by Mary Wright of Yale. Brilliant because unlike most such cooperative endeavors, the studies in this volume focus on a single major topic, China in the years around the revolution of 1911. The papers vary in scope, from a general interpretation of the origins of the warlord armies, which were to dominate Chinese political life until the mid-twenties, to a fascinating reconstruction of events hour-by-hour during the first week of the revolution in the city where it began, Wuchang. . . . This important work is bound to have a great impact on our understanding of modern China, and will surely stimulate further research in the period."—New York Times Book Review "Will set a style for ten to twenty years hence by all scholars of the subject."—John K. Fairbank.

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Comprehensively indexed and with an introduction newly written by the editor, a leading expert in the field,Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolutionis sure to be recognized as a vital reference resource for all serious Mao scholars.

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

Author: Gregor Benton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415444804

Page: 416

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Comprehensively indexed and with an introduction newly written by the editor, a leading expert in the field,Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolutionis sure to be recognized as a vital reference resource for all serious Mao scholars.

Marxism in the Chinese Revolution

Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three ...

Marxism in the Chinese Revolution

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742530690

Page: 331

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Representing a lifetime of research and writing by noted historian Arif Dirlik, the essays collected here explore developments in Chinese socialism and the issues that have occupied historians of the Chinese revolution for the past three decades. Dirlik engages Chinese socialism critically but with sympathy for the aspirations of revolutionaries who found the hope of social, political, and cultural liberation in Communist alternatives to capitalism and the intellectual inspiration to realize their hopes in Marxist theory. The book's historical approach to Marxist theory emphasizes its global relevance while avoiding dogmatic and Eurocentric limitations. These incisive essays range from the origins of socialism in the early twentieth century, through the victory of the Communists in mid-century, to the virtual abandonment by century's end of any pretense to a socialist revolutionary project by the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. All that remains of the revolution in historical hindsight are memories of its failures and misdeeds, but Dirlik retains a critical perspective not just toward the past but also toward the ideological hegemonies of the present. Taken together, his writings reaffirm the centrality of the revolution to modern Chinese history. They also illuminate the fundamental importance of Marxism to grasping the flaws of capitalist modernity, despite the fact that in the end the socialist response was unable to transcend the social and ideological horizons of capitalism.

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

Offers a succinct history of China in terms of traditional Chinese historical theories, emphasizing the relationship between China's modern era and its past.

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

Author: John E. Schrecker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974763

Page: 316

View: 127

Offers a succinct history of China in terms of traditional Chinese historical theories, emphasizing the relationship between China's modern era and its past.

The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the ...

The Chinese Revolution in the 1920s

Author: Roland Felber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136873104

Page: 344

View: 159

Based mainly on Russian and Chinese archival sources that have become available only since the early 1990s, the authors of this collection explore the main aspects of the Chinese Revolution in the crucial period of the 1920s, such as the United Front policy, the development of communism, the Guomindang perspective, institutional issues and social movements. The various approaches and interpretative methods employed by the contributors from seven countries have resulted in a collection of articles representing four very different and until now almost independent discourses: the European, the American, the Chinese, and the Russian.

Poets of the Chinese Revolution

But in life, the four poets in this collection were entangled in opposition and even bitter hostility towards one another.

Poets of the Chinese Revolution

Author: Gregor Benton

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1788734718

Page: 320

View: 156

How poetry and revolution meshed in Red China The Chinese Revolution, which fought its way to power seventy years ago, was a complex and protracted event in which groups and individuals with different hopes and expectations for the Revolution competed, although in the end Mao came to rule over the others. Its veterans included many poets, four of whom feature in this anthology. All wrote in the classical style, but their poetry was no less diverse than their politics. Chen Duxiu, led China’s early cultural awakening before founding the Communist Party in 1921. Mao led the Party to power in 1949. Zheng Chaolin, Chen Duxiu’s disciple and, like him, a convert to Trotskyism, spent thirty-four years in jail, first under the Nationalists and then under their Maoist nemeses. The guerrilla leader Chen Yi wrote flamboyant and descriptive poems in mountain bivouacs or the heat of battle. Poetry has played a different role in China, and in Chinese Revolution, from in the West—it is collective and collaborative. But in life, the four poets in this collection were entangled in opposition and even bitter hostility towards one another. Together, the four poets illustrate the complicated relationship between Communist revolution and Chinese cultural tradition.

Origins of the Chinese Revolution 1915 1949

Analyzes the internal pressures and social crises that fostered the beginnings of the Chinese Revolution

Origins of the Chinese Revolution  1915 1949

Author: Lucien Bianco

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804708272

Page: 223

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Analyzes the internal pressures and social crises that fostered the beginnings of the Chinese Revolution

Deng Xiaoping and the Chinese Revolution

David Goodman reaches beyond China's spectacular economic success of recent years to understand the sources of Deng's political power. This is a balanced evaluation of the career of one of the century's great political survivors.

Deng Xiaoping and the Chinese Revolution

Author: David S. G. Goodman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415112536

Page: 209

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David Goodman reaches beyond China's spectacular economic success of recent years to understand the sources of Deng's political power. This is a balanced evaluation of the career of one of the century's great political survivors.

China s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Treating China's Cultural Revolution as much more than a political event, this innovative volume explores its ideological dimensions.

China s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Author: Woei Lien Chong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742518742

Page: 410

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Treating China's Cultural Revolution as much more than a political event, this innovative volume explores its ideological dimensions. The contributors focus especially on the CR's discourse of heroism and messianism and its demonization of the enemy as reflected in political practice, official literature, and propaganda art, arguing that these characteristics can be traced back to hitherto-neglected undercurrents of Chinese tradition. Moreover, while most studies of the Cultural Revolution are content to point to the discredited cult of heroism and messianism, this book also explores the alternative discourses that have flourished to fill the resulting vacuum. The contributors analyze the intense intellectual and artistic ferment in post-Mao China that embody resistance to CR ideology, as well as the urgent quest for authentic individuality, new forms of social cohesion, and historical truth. Contributions by: Anne-Marie Brady, Woei Lien Chong, Lowell Dittmer, Monika Gaenssbauer, Nick Knight, Stefan R. Landsberger, Nora Sausmikat, Barend J. ter Haar, Natascha Vittinghoff, and Lan Yang.

Governing China

This volume is organized around the four major components molding China in the 1990s: the legacies of the imperial system and its demise; the effects of the particular ways in which the Chinese communist party developed; the organizational ...

Governing China

Author: Kenneth Lieberthal

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393924923

Page: 498

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Governing China: From Revolution to Reform, the leading text for courses on Chinese politics has been thoroughly revised and updated.

Pioneer of the Chinese Revolution

This book consists of two long essays touching on one of Shimada's abiding themes, the influence of domestic Chinese systems of thought on the development of Chinese revolutionary thought.

Pioneer of the Chinese Revolution

Author:

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804766647

Page: 190

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Shimada Kenji is one of Japan's greatest sinologists, with formidable scholarly accomplishments in many fields--classical Chinese thought, Neo-Confucianism in China and Japan, late Qing thought, the 1911 Revolution, and Sino-Japanese relations. This book consists of two long essays touching on one of Shimada's abiding themes, the influence of domestic Chinese systems of thought on the development of Chinese revolutionary thought. This massive project engages Shimada's greatest strength, a profound awareness of and deep study in the history of Chinese philosophy and religion, when examining the people and ideas that culminated in the 1911 Revolution and the end of the imperial institution in China. Unlike most other scholars, Shimada takes his modern protagonists with complete seriousness when they draw on seemingly traditional ideas to justify radical change in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Zhang Binglin, the subject of the first essay in this book, is arguably the most misunderstood figure among the key revolutionaries of the 1911 period. The appearance of this classic essay, Zhang Binglin: Traditional Chinese Scholar and Revolutionary (1970), marked the first time that Zhang had been assessed as a whole person. Shimada explains how Zhang himself saw the inextricable linkage between a wholehearted devotion to traditional Chinese scholarship-indeed, the very preservation of that tradition-and the revolutionary cause. Often dismissed as a crackpot, brilliant or otherwise, or as a perverse intransigent incapable of comprehending the modern world as it passed him by, Zhang has never received the kind of attention in the West that his importance warrants. The second essay, Confucius in the Era of the 1911 Revolution (I978), deals with an issue that has never before received concerted attention. How could the figure of Confucius have been deified by the leaders of the 1898 Reform Movement and, less than two decades later, be excoriated by the leaders of the May Fourth Movement? Shimada analyzes the views concerning Confucianism of all the major groups (including the Qing government and over seas Chinese in Europe) in the period under study (1895-1919) before suggesting some answers to this fascinating question.

The Cultural Revolution

Examines the radical Chinese Communist movement called the Cultural Revolution, a period of suppression so controversial in China, that the Chinese government forbids a full investigation into it even 50 years later. Original.

The Cultural Revolution

Author: Richard Curt Kraus

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199740550

Page: 138

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Examines the radical Chinese Communist movement called the Cultural Revolution, a period of suppression so controversial in China, that the Chinese government forbids a full investigation into it even 50 years later. Original.

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

The story of how China's modern development rests on the tragically supressed struggle for true socialism.

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

Author: Harold Isaacs

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1931859841

Page: 384

View: 762

The story of how China's modern development rests on the tragically supressed struggle for true socialism.

Mao s China and After

Presents a revised account of the revolution of 1966-1969 - Examines the social and political consequences of the upheaval - Deng Xiaoping - Democracy movement - Tienamnen Incident - Mao Zedong - The hundred flowers - Great Leap Forward.

Mao s China and After

Author: Maurice Meisner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684856352

Page: 587

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When MAO'S CHINA first appeared in 1977, it was hailed as the single most useful general volume on recent Chinese history, covering every important question of the time with clarity and amazing insight. Now, Meisner brings the third edition of his definitive work, with new information provided throughout the classic study. Including a whole new section in Part Six, 'Deng Xiaoping and the Origins of Chinese Capitalism: 1976-1998', Meisner assesses the country's uneasy relationship with democracy, socialism and capitalism. Retaining the elegance, lucidity and comprehensiveness he is known for, Meisner moves far beyond his previous work to paint a never-before-seen portrait of the political and social realities of China on the brink of the new Millennium, and the global implications of its rise to economic and political power.

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history ...

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563244285

Page: 414

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The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between its founding in 1920 and its conquest of China in 1949. Employing the voluminous primary sources that have become available in the last decade and a half, the authors draw attention to events and places that until now have suffered historiographical neglect or offer revisionist interpretations of the signal events and leading figures of CCP history, in many cases relating them to new theoretical perspectives on culture and local society, including language and gender relations. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution

This volume examines the memories of a range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship.

Re envisioning the Chinese Revolution

Author: Ching Kwan Lee

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804758536

Page: 330

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A comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China's revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution. This volume examines the memories of a range of social groups, including disenfranchised workers and rural women, who have often been neglected in scholarship.

China s Revolution 1911 1912

A historical & political record of the Chinese civil war which overthrew the monarchy, & gave birth to modern China. Illus.

China s Revolution  1911 1912

Author: Edwin John Dingle

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780838315651

Page: 304

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A historical & political record of the Chinese civil war which overthrew the monarchy, & gave birth to modern China. Illus.

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period.

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Author: Xing Lu

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035432

Page: 250

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Now known to the Chinese as the ten years of chaos, the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) brought death to thousands of Chinese and persecution to millions. Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period. Xing Lu examines how leaders of the Communist Party constructed and enacted a rhetoric in political contexts to legitimize power and violence and to dehumanize a group of people identified as class enemies. Lu provides close readings of the movement's primary texts - political slogans, official propaganda, wall posters, and the lyrics of mass songs and model operas. She also scrutinizes such ritualistic practices as the loyalty dance, denunciation rallies, political study sessions, and criticism and self-criticism meetings. that of her family, as well as with interviews conducted in China and the United States with persons who experienced the Cultural Revolution during their teenage years. Through rhetorical analyses Lu addresses the questions of why such a cultural holocaust happened in China, how speech became so cultic and politicized, and how the rhetoric of fanaticism induced terror and mass hysteria. Lu contends that the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution has impacted Chinese thought, culture, and communication in ominous ways. In the name of defending Mao's revolutionary cause, the Cultural Revolution polarized Chinese thought through its deployment of moralistic terms, filled human relationships with hatred and mistrust, and replaced rich a artistic expression with formulaic political jargon and tedious ideological cliches. To illustrate the severity of the revolution's after-effects, Lu examines public discourse in contemporary China and compares the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution with that of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany.