An Intellectual History of Modern China / Edition 1

An Intellectual History of Modern China / Edition 1

by Merle Goldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521797101

ISBN-13: 9780521797108

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An Intellectual History of Modern China is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual development from the nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.While existing studies tend to focus on individual Chinese thinkers, this book includes all the major Chinese thinkers, as well as political figures who have influenced China's modern history.

Overview

An Intellectual History of Modern China is the only comprehensive book on modern China's intellectual development from the nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century.While existing studies tend to focus on individual Chinese thinkers, this book includes all the major Chinese thinkers, as well as political figures who have influenced China's modern history. Merle Goldman and Leo Ou-fan Lee introduce this this collection of essays, drawn from the later volumes (Volumes 12, 13, 14, 15) of The Cambridge History of China. The chapters, authored by eminent historians and social scientists in the field of Chinese studies, together trace the transformation of Confucian ideas, the introduction of Western views and the resulting, uniquely Chinese view of the world. By linking key intellectual developments and figures to emerging political movements, they explain the profound impact of changing ideas and values on Chinese politics and revolution. Merle Goldman brings the history up to date with a new, concluding chapter on the post-Mao era and China's intellectual scene at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521797108
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Intellectual change; 2. Themes in intellectual history; 3. Literary trends: the quest for modernity; 4. Literary trends: the road to revolution; 5. Mao Tse-tung's thought to 1949; 6. The party and the intellectuals; 7. Mao Tse-tung's thought from 1949–76; 8. An intellectual history of the Deng era.

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