Revolutionary Discourse In Mao's Republic / Edition 1

Revolutionary Discourse In Mao's Republic / Edition 1

by David E. Apter, Tony Saich, David Apter E.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674767802

ISBN-13: 9780674767805

Pub. Date: 08/19/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

What does the Chinese Communist Revolution teach us about the relationship between political discourse and real experiences and events? This unique interpretation of the revolutionary process in China uses empirical evidence as well as concepts from contemporary cultural studies to probe this significant question. David Apter and Tony Saich base their analysis on

Overview

What does the Chinese Communist Revolution teach us about the relationship between political discourse and real experiences and events? This unique interpretation of the revolutionary process in China uses empirical evidence as well as concepts from contemporary cultural studies to probe this significant question. David Apter and Tony Saich base their analysis on recently available primary sources on party history, English- and Chinese-language accounts of the Long March and Yan'an period, and interviews with veterans and their relatives.

Written by an eminent political theorist well seasoned in comparative development and an internationally recognized China scholar, and abounding in new approaches to central issues, this incisive analysis will be welcomed by social theorists and China scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674767805
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/19/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Toward a Discourse Theory of Politics

FICTIVE TRUTHS AND LOGICAL INFERENCES

Four Struggles

Three Stories

One Line

YAN'AN AS A MOBILIZATION SPACE

The Surviving Yan'anites

The Terrain on the Ground

Yan'an as a Revolutionary

Simulacrum

THE POWER OF SYMBOLIC CAPITAL

Exegetical Bonding and the Phenomenology of Confession

Foucault's Paradox and the Politics of Contending Discourses

Appendix: Cadre Schools in the Shaan-Gan-Ning Border Region, 1935-1945

Notes

Index

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