1st Edition

Li Da And Marxist Philosophy In China

ISBN 9780813336398
Published October 6, 1998 by Routledge
339 Pages

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Book Description

"Scholars of Marxism will be in Nick Knight's debt for this pioneering study of one of the most important figures in the development of Marxism in China. Knight makes an important case about the relationship of Chinese Marxist thought to Marxist thought in general (with particular attention to Soviet Marxism). The book makes available to readers not just important texts of Chinese Marxism, but a whole series of texts of Marxism that were crucial to the political discourse of the thirties. Knight displays impressive erudition and command of these texts. In spite of the strong case he makes for his thesis, he retains throughout an admirable critical self-awareness that enhances the plausibility of his argument." —Arif DirlikDuke University

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Life of a Philosopher During an Era of War and Revolution -- Marxist Philosophy and Social Theory: The Origins of Li Da's Thought -- Li Da and Marxism, 1919–23 -- Li Da and Marxist Theory, 1923–32 -- Translation and the Dissemination of Marxism in China -- Li Da's Elements of Sociology and Marxist Philosophy in China -- Elements of Sociology: The History, Laws and Categories of Dialectical Materialism -- Elements of Sociology: Epistemology and Logic -- Li Da and Mao Zedong Thought -- Writings on Marxist Philosophy and Theory of the 1950s and 1960s -- Conclusion: Li Da and Marxist Philosophy in China

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