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Author U, Eddy, author.

Title Creating the intellectual : Chinese communism and the rise of a classification / Eddy U.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reexamining the intellectual and Chinese communism -- The birth of a classification -- Visible subjects in the countryside -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of a registration drive -- Classification and organization in a school system -- An open struggle of definition -- Ugly intellectuals everywhere -- The intellectual and Chinese society: from past to present.
Summary "Creating the Intellectual redefines how we understand relations between intellectuals and the Chinese socialist revolution of the last century. Under the Chinese Communist Party, "the intellectual" was first and foremost a widening classification of individuals based on Marxist thought. The party turned revolutionaries and otherwise ordinary people into subjects identified as usable but untrustworthy intellectuals. The appearance of such subjects profoundly affected patterns of domination, interaction, and rupture within the revolutionary enterprise. Drawing on a wide range of data, Eddy U takes the reader on a journey that examines political discourses, revolutionary strategies, rural activities, urban registrations, workplace arrangements, organized protests, and theater productions. He lays out in colorful detail the formation of new identities in Chinese society and new forms of organization and association. The outcome is a compelling picture of the mutual constitution of the intellectual and the Chinese socialist revolution, the legacy of which still affects ways of seeing, thinking, acting, and feeling in what is now a globalized China"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject China -- Intellectual life -- 1949-1976.
Communism and intellectuals -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Social stratification -- China -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY / Asia / General
Communism and intellectuals. (OCoLC)fst00870502
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Social stratification. (OCoLC)fst01123370
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: U, Eddy. Creating the intellectual. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520303690 (DLC) 2018055941
ISBN 9780520972827 (Ebook)
9780520303690 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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