Legitimating the Chinese Economic Reforms: A Rhetoric of Myth and Orthodoxy

Legitimating the Chinese Economic Reforms: A Rhetoric of Myth and Orthodoxy

by Alan R. Kluver

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ISBN-13: 9780791429921
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Series: SUNY series in Communication Studies Series
Pages: 172

About the Author

Alan R. Kluver is Assistant Professor of Speech and Rhetoric and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Oklahoma City University.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Rhetorical Construction of Chinese Political Reality

2. The Mythical and Ideological Dimensions of Political Legitimacy

3. The Crisis of Legitimation and the Demystification of Mao Zedong

4. The Thirteenth Party Congress and "The Primary Stage of Socialism"

5. The Fourteenth Party Congress and the Transition to a "Socialist Market Economy"

6. Chinese Political Discourse and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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