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Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949
Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates





ISBN 9780415546560
Published April 15, 2009 by Routledge
328 Pages

 
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This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. Perspectives  Part 2: Leaders: Self-Construction from the Functional Perspective  2. Radical Intellectuals as the Guiding Force of Change: The Beginning of the Political Odyssey  3. Manufacturing Political Leadership I: The Yaqian Intellectuals and Peng Pai  4. Manufacturing Political Leadership II: Mao Zedong  Part 3: Heroes: Self-Construction from the Emotional Perspective  5. Narrating Politicized Subjectivity  6. The Nobility of Ambivalence and Devotion  Part 4: Sophisticates: Self-Construction from the Aesthetic Perspective  7. Clinging to Refinement in the Revolution  Part 5: Epilogue  8. Self-Construction, Politics and Culture: Some General Reflections  9. Conclusion.  Index of Chinese Names and Phrases 

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Biography

Hung-yok Ip is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Oregon State University.