The compelling ideal : thought reform and the prison in China, 1901-1956 (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The compelling ideal : thought reform and the prison in China, 1901-1956

Author: Jan Kiely
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking volume, based on extensive research in Chinese archives and libraries, Jan Kiely explores the pre-Communist origins of the process of systematic thought reform or reformation (ganhua) that evolved into a key component of Mao Zedong's revolutionary restructuring of Chinese society. Focusing on ganhua as it was employed in China's prison system, Kiely's thought-provoking work brings the history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Kiely
ISBN: 1306715288 9781306715287 9780300186376 0300186371 9780300185942 0300185944
OCLC Number: 879430100
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Maps --
Prologue --
1. Architects of Penal Reformation in the Late Qing Empire and Early Republic of China, 1900-1920 --
2. Two Guides to Reform: Prison Instructors in Jiangsu and Beijing --
4. Reformation for Salvation: The Buddhist Movement in the Jails and Prisons of 1920s Zhejiang and Jiangsu --
5. A Mechanism for All Offenses: The Nationalist Expansion of the Reformation Regime, 1927-1937 --
6. The Indispensable Regime: Thought Reform in Wartime, 1937-1945 --
7. Revolutionary Thought Reform: The Communist Version, 1946-1956 --
Conclusion --
Selected Glossary of Chinese Terms --
List of Abbreviations in the Notes --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Jan Kiely.
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Based on extensive research in Chinese archives and libraries, the author explores the pre-Communist origins of the process of systematic thought reform or reformation (ganhua) that evolved into a  Read more...

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'Jan Kiely, an American sinologist based at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, shows with admirable clarity that the notion of thought reform, or ganhua, occupied the minds and goals of late Qing Read more...

 
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