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Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities

Author: Yinghong Cheng
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2009.
Series: Perspectives on the global past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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he idea of eliminating undesirable elements from human nature to create a "new man" has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European philosophers sought to construct an ideological framework for reshaping human nature. But it was only among the communist regimes of the twentieth century that such ideas were actually put into practice on a nationwide scale. In  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yinghong Cheng
ISBN: 9780824830748 0824830741
OCLC Number: 234260100
Description: x, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
From the Enlightenment to the Soviet new man --
"Be Mao's good soldiers" : creating the new man in China --
"Let them all become Che" : creating the new man in Cuba --
The global impact of the communist new man --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Perspectives on the global past.
Responsibility: Yinghong Cheng.
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Examines three culturally diverse socio-political experiments - the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin, China under Mao, and Cuba under Castro - in an attempt to better understand the origins and  Read more...

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