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Author Ip, Hung-yok, 1961-

Title Intellectuals in revolutionary China, 1921-1949 : leaders, heroes and sophisticates / Hung-yok Ip
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 328 pages)
Series Chinese worlds
Chinese worlds.
Contents Part I. Introduction -- Perspectives -- Part II. Leaders: self-construction from the functional perspective -- Radical intellectuals as the guiding force of change: beginning of the political odyssey -- Manufacturing political leadership I: the Yaqian intellectuals and Peng Pai -- Manufacturing political leadership II: Mao Zedong -- Part III. Heroes: self-construction from the emotional perspective -- Narrating politicized subjectivity -- The nobility of ambivalence and devotion -- Part IV. Sophisticates: self-construction from the aesthetic experience -- Clinging to refinement in the revolution -- Part V. Epilogue -- Self-construction, politics and culture: some general reflections -- Conclusion
Summary "In Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949 Hung-yok Ip examines how Communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921-1949) constructed and presented identities for themselves. She looks at how they narrated their place in the revolution and how these identities later allowed them to claim to be the deserving elite of a revolution that sought to liberate the oppressed and bring about a better society. Not only does this book make a contribution to the history of the Chinese revolution, it also contributes to an understanding of the culture that was to be built in China after 1949."
"Using memoirs, recollections and literary works that have only recently become available, Ip analyses Communist intellectuals' self-construction from the functional, emotional and aesthetic perspectives, and expands on how these historical agents fashioned the themes of Communist intellectuals as leaders, heroes and sophisticates."--Jacket
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Notes "First published 2005 by Routledge ... London ..."
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-291) and index
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Subject Intellectuals -- Political activity -- China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Politics and government -- 1912-1949.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004013398
ISBN 0203009932 (electronic bk.)
9780203009932 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Leaders, heroes and sophisticates