New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949.

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317463917

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available.
Categories: Political Science

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome.

Author: William A.. Joseph

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015059207087

Category: China

Page: 351

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Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome. They focus particularly on the violence, coercion, and constant tension between the need for centralization to enforce policies and the need for decentralizing decision-making if those goals were to be achieved.
Categories: China

Eating Bitterness

Eating Bitterness

This landmark volume lifts the curtain of party propaganda to expose the suffering of citizens and the deeply contested nature of state-society relations in Maoist China.

Author: Kimberley Ens Manning

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774859554

Category: History

Page: 336

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When the Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949, Mao Zedong declared that "not even one person shall die of hunger." Yet some 30 million peasants died of starvation and exhaustion during the Great Leap Forward. Eating Bitterness reveals how men and women in rural and urban settings, from the provincial level to the grassroots, experienced the changes brought on by the party leaders' attempts to modernize China. This landmark volume lifts the curtain of party propaganda to expose the suffering of citizens and the deeply contested nature of state-society relations in Maoist China.
Categories: History

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

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 ...

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: East Gate Book

ISBN: 1563244292

Category: History

Page: 414

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New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution brings together the work of a new, international generation of students of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) history. Exploiting new sources made available in China in the 1980s, some chapters in this book bring new events and areas into the study of the CCP. Other chapters provide detailed analyses on the basis of new evidence of long-standing problems in the history of the CCP, such as the rise of Mao Zedong. Yet others are significant because they offer new explanatory frameworks for understanding CCP history, such as the importance of Yanan as symbolic capital. New issues are brought up, such as the role of women, internal CCP terror, the use of opium sales to sustain the Yanan economy, and the great difficulty of controlling mass peasant movements once mobilized. The most important contribution of the volume is to show that the old explanations of the CCP's success - peasant support, organizational strength, the supply of administrative services - are incomplete and do not account for the diverse and heterogeneous nature of the CCP and the great difficulties it had in building up mass support. This volume makes clear that the question of the CCP's success remains one of the most elusive but also most important that historians of China face today.
Categories: History

New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry

New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetry

This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English.

Author: C. Lupke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230610149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China.

Author: John E. Schrecker

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000119417

Category: China

Page: 240

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This introduction to the social, political, and intellectual history of China offers new perspectives as it analyzes two crucial and interrelated questions. Schrecker proposes new approaches for conceptualizing and evaluating China's modern revolution and the long and often misunderstood Chinese past, clarifying a topic made more complex because the West and Western ideas have played crucial roles in the revolutionary process. The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China. It is of importance for the general reader and should be useful as a text in courses in Chinese, comparative and world history.
Categories: China

New Perspectives on Yenching University 1916 1952

New Perspectives on Yenching University  1916 1952

Although the university was denounced by the Chinese Communists and critics as an elitist and imperialist enterprise irrelevant to China's real needs, the essays demonstrate that Yenching's emphasis on biculturalism, cultural exchange, and ...

Author: Arthur Lewis Rosenbaum

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9004285237

Category: Education

Page: 424

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New Perspectives on Yenching University, 1916-1952, shows how China's preeminent Christian college's promotion of biculturalism, liberal education, and liberal Christianity was a precursor to contemporary modifications of Eurocentric models and refutes claims that a liberal cosmopolitan education is incompatible with nation-building and a modern Chinese identity.
Categories: Education

New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

Whereas Chen had focused on the domestic situation, Cai Hesen analyzed the place of the CCP from the perspective of Lenin's theory of imperialism. Following orthodoxy, he maintained that China's revolution would not be a bourgeois ...

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317463900

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available.
Categories: Political Science

New Perspectives on State Socialism in China

New Perspectives on State Socialism in China

Placing Chinese Community Party history in the realm of social history and comparative politics, this text studies the roots of the policy failures of the late Maoist period and the tenacity of the CCP.

Author: Timothy Cheek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315293516

Category: Law

Page: 422

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Placing Chinese Community Party history in the realm of social history and comparative politics, this text studies the roots of the policy failures of the late Maoist period and the tenacity of the CCP.
Categories: Law