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Making Morality in Political Revolution

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the case of moral revolutions that are bound up with political ones that are self-consciously atheist. One of the hallmarks of the twentieth-century socialist and communist ... More


Subjectivity and Revolutionary Commitment

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The point of departure in this chapter is the fundamental question of the possibility of a revolutionary art. What can writers and artists contribute to the cause of a Communist proletarian ... More


“Be Mao’s Good Soldiers”: Creating the New Man in China

Yinghong Cheng

in Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details China's communist experiment with human nature. The idea of a new man, a morally perfect person, served as a model for Chinese society and became embedded in the Chinese culture. ... More


Origins of the Revolutionary Narrative: Marxist Historiography before 1949

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the origins of the revolution narrative in the context of political and intellectual struggles between the Nationalists and the Communists and among the Communists. The ... More


The Conservative Backlash: Politics, Sex, and the Family in the Cultural Revolution, 1966–1968

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the issues of politics, sex and family in the context of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) in China during the period from 1966 to 1968. It proposes new ... More


Primitive Accumulation: 1850–1980

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Mao era development actualized the aspirations of generations of Chinese state builders who sought state-directed industralization since the late nineteenth century. The chapter also explores how ... More


Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Lisa Rofel

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This analysis of three generations of women in a Chinese silk factory interweaves the intimate details of observations with a broad-ranging critique of the meaning of modernity in a postmodern age. ... More


Revolution and Remigration

Kathleen López

in Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607122
eISBN:
9781469607986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607122.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on how politics, warfare, and revolutions disrupt migration flows, dislocate people, and sever homeland ties, sometimes forever. Revolutions in China, 1949, and Cuba, 1959, ... More


Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Yinghong Cheng

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The idea of eliminating undesirable traits from human temperament to create a “new man” has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European ... More


Revolutionary Thought Reform: The Communist Version, 1946–1956

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beginning with an account of the accelerated expansion of the penal reformation and thought reform systems under Kuomintang and Communist authorities amid the late 1940s civil war, this chapter ... More


Ten Years Later: 1997–2007 as History

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the decade since the 1997 retrocession by framing it within the wider scope of Hong Kong's history and within comparative colonial history. After briefly ... More


<i>The Red Sister-in-Law</i> Remakes: Redefining the “Fish-and-Water” Relationship for the Era of Reform and Opening

Qian Gong

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Ode to Yimeng (Yingmeng Song), a major ballet production created in May 1974, was based on the short story “Red Sister-in-Law” (Hongsao). It is one of the “red classics” that deals with a ... More


Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia

Eugene Ford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218565
eISBN:
9780300231281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218565.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did the U.S. government make use of a “Buddhist policy” in Southeast Asia during the Cold War despite the American principle that the state should not meddle with religion? To answer this ... More


Searching for “Authenticity” in Paul Bowles’s <i>Denmark Vesey</i>

Melissa J. De Graaf

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines the question of authenticity surrounding Paul Bowles's Denmark Vesey. Featuring music by Bowles set to a libretto by Charles Henri Ford, Denmark Vesey incorporates racial ... More


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