Intellectuals at a Crossroads: The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers

Intellectuals at a Crossroads: The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers

by Zhidong Hao
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791455807

ISBN-13: 9780791455807

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Zhidong Hao’s fascinating book, Intellectuals at a Crossroads, examines groups of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, their successes, failures, identity contradictions, and ethical dilemmas. Three categories of intellectuals are studied: organic intellectuals who serve specific interests, from government and business to working class movements; critical…  See more details below

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Zhidong Hao’s fascinating book, Intellectuals at a Crossroads, examines groups of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, their successes, failures, identity contradictions, and ethical dilemmas. Three categories of intellectuals are studied: organic intellectuals who serve specific interests, from government and business to working class movements; critical intellectuals who defy authority with continued social criticism; and “unattached” intellectuals who are fast being professionalized. Using a historical-comparative approach enhanced with demographic and rare interview data, the book bridges the traditional with the modern and the Chinese with the foreign by exploring how these intellectuals are adapting to their roles and influencing political, economic, and social change in the “new” China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455807
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
SUNY series, INTERRUPTIONS: Border Testimony(ies) and Critical Discourse/s Series
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Toward a Political Sociology of China's Intellectuals1
2From Uniformity to Fragmentation: Intellectuals in the Mao Era (1949-1976) and in the First Deng Period (1977-1989)73
3Critical Intellectuals118
4Bourgeoisified and Professionalized Intellectuals205
5Social Class and Organic Intellectuals261
6Intellectuals as a Class314
7Summary and Conclusion: The Future of China's Intellectuals346
AppA Note on the Concept of the Intellectual377
Notes397
Bibliography421
Index of Chinese Names and Phrases477
Subject and Name Index489

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