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The power of words : literacy and revolution in South China, 1949-95

The power of words : literacy and revolution in South China, 1949-95

Author: Glen Peterson
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, 1997.
Series: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This social and political history of the struggle for literacy in rural China shows how China's revolutionary leaders conceived and promoted literacy in the countryside and how villagers made use of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peterson, Glen, 1956-
Power of words.
Vancouver : UBC Press, 1997
(DLC) 97910575
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Peterson
ISBN: 0774806117 9780774806114 0774806125 9780774806121 9780774854535 0774854537
OCLC Number: 144085529
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of K.D. Srivastava Award, UBC Press 1997 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages) : maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Literacy and Society in South China2. Minban Schools and the Reaffirmation of Voluntarism in VillageEducation3. The Contested Priorities of Early Post-Revolutionary MassEducation4. The Problem of the Teachers5. Collectivization and the Increased Importance of Literacy6. The National Literacy Campaigns of 1956 and 19587. Beijing's Language Reform and Guangdong's Opposition8. Literacy Expansion and Social Contraction: The AgriculturalMiddle School Experiment 1958-659. The Cultural Revolution10. Literacy and Economic Development in the Post-Mao Era11. The Struggle for Literacy in Guagndong Appendix: EducationalLevels in Guagndong by District, City, and County 1982 BibliographyNotesIndex
Series Title: Contemporary Chinese studies.
Responsibility: Glen Peterson.
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