Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949

Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates, 1st Edition

By Hung-yok Ip


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

About the Author

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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General