An Intellectual History of Modern China

An Intellectual History of Modern China

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Cambridge University Press

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An Intellectual History of Modern China

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: 9780521801201
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.50(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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