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The rhetoric of Mao Zedong : transforming China and its people

Author: Xing Lu
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
Series: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mao Zedong fundamentally transformed China from a Confucian society characterized by hierarchy and harmony into a socialist state guided by communist ideologies of class struggle and radicalization. It was a transformation made possible largely by Mao's rhetorical ability to attract, persuade, and mobilize millions of Chinese people. Xing Lu's book, Rhetoric of Mao Zedong, analyzes Mao's speeches and writings over a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Lu, Xing, 1956-
Rhetoric of Mao Zedong.
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017018687
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xing Lu
ISBN: 9781611177527 1611177529
OCLC Number: 960837749
Description: xvi, 261 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rhetorical themes in Mao Zedong's early writings --
Mao Zedong's theories of rhetoric --
Mao Zedong's rhetorical styles --
Mao Zedong's rhetoric of class struggle --
Mao Zedong's rhetorical construction of a new Communist person --
Mao Zedong's rhetorical constructions of Chinese nationalism --
Rhetoric of Mao Zedong's foreign policy --
Conclusion: Mao Zedong's rhetorical legacy lives on.
Series Title: Studies in rhetoric/communication.
Responsibility: Xing Lu.

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Analyses Mao Zedong's speeches and writings over a span of sixty years, tracing the sources and evolution of Mao's discourse, analysing his skills as a rhetor and mythmaker, and assessing his  Read more...

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