Propaganda and Culture in Maos China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Hardcover | December 18, 1997

byTimothy Cheek

not yet rated|write a review
The key role of intellectuals in Mao's China has confounded Western scholars. Were they potential dissidents or actual servants of Chinese communism? The Chinese Communist Party could not have taken over China or governed it without a coalition of forces that included the intellectuals whoarticulated its goals and administered its complex bureaucracy. Deng Tuo (1912-66) - founding editor of People's Daily, accomplished traditional scholar, and critical commentator on political issues - has served as an example of this confusion. His life illustrates an experience of intellectual service in Mao's China that contributes to our understanding of therise, successes, and major crises of Chinese Marxism in the twentieth century. It also introduces us to the world that produced the current generation of intellectual leaders in China. This biography is a social history of intellectuals as agents in China's socialist revolution. It places Deng Tuo's writings and ideas in rich context of his social experience as a member of the Communist bureaucracy and as an elite artist and aesthete. The tension between service to politics andservice to culture was ultimately disastorous for Deng and for China's revolution: his ghost haunts the halls of power in Beijing today.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$262.91
$367.50 list price save 28%
Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The key role of intellectuals in Mao's China has confounded Western scholars. Were they potential dissidents or actual servants of Chinese communism? The Chinese Communist Party could not have taken over China or governed it without a coalition of forces that included the intellectuals whoarticulated its goals and administered its comp...

Timothy Cheek is an Associate Professor of History at Colorado College.

other books by Timothy Cheek

Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII
Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings: Volume VII...

Kobo ebook|Jul 16 2015

$58.59$73.21list pricesave 19%
The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History
The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History

Kobo ebook|Jan 5 2016

$32.39$41.99list pricesave 22%
Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China and Mexico
Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China ...

Kobo ebook|Jan 1 2000

$43.19$54.00list pricesave 20%
see all books by Timothy Cheek
Format:HardcoverDimensions:406 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:December 18, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198290667

ISBN - 13:9780198290667

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Propaganda and Culture in Maos China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

`Cheek's substantial monograph adds a great deal to knowledge of Deng'E.H. Kaplan, Choice (10/98)