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Realistic revolution : contesting Chinese history, culture, and politics after 1989

Author: Els Van Dongen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2019]
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This is a novel, transnational exploration of the major Chinese intellectual debates on radicalism in history, culture, and politics after 1989.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
van Dongen, Els
Realistic Revolution : Contesting Chinese History, Culture, and Politics after 1989
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Els Van Dongen
ISBN: 1108373186 9781108373180 9781108367783 110836778X
OCLC Number: 1103218758
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (290 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Transliteration; Abbreviations; 1 Goodbye Radicalism: The Early 1990s; The Meaning of 1989 and 1992; Unmaking Radicalism: Realistic Revolution; Projecting Change into the Future; The Crisis of the Intellectual; Concepts and ''Counter-Concepts''; Sources and Overview of the Chapters; 2 Neoconservatism and Doing Things with -Isms; Neoconservatism as the Middle Path; Neoconservatism and Nationalist Advocacies; Neoconservatism: Banners against Radicalism Xiao Gongqin, Modernization, and Tiananmen''Realistic Responses'' and the Soviet Upheaval; Neoconservatisms and the Events of 1989 and 1991; 3 Xiao Gongqin and the Yan Fu Paradox; Xiao Gongqin and the Chinese Intellectual World; The Lessons of History: Three Kinds of Radicalism; The ''Psychological Radicalism'' of the 1898 Hundred Days Reformers; ''System Determinism'' after the 1911 Revolution; The ''Political Romanticism'' around the May Fourth Movement; The ''Yan Fu Paradox,'' or Why Cows Can Never Be Horses; Ambiguous Tradition: Experience, Ren, and Moral Autonomy 4 A Tale of Two RevolutionsRadicalism, the May Fourth Tradition, and a Century of Change; Reflections from the Periphery; The French and English Models and the 1992 Debate; The Cultural Revolution through a Burkean Lens; Advocating Gradual Reform; Order, Liberty, and ''Piecemeal Engineering''; Responses to Anti-radicalism: Apologetics or Heretics?; The Influence of Conservative Liberalism; History and Linearity; History and Morality; 5 Chen Lai and the Max Weber Dilemma; Confucianism, New Guoxue, and Socialism; New Confucianism and the Role of ''Cultural China'' Chen Lai, Confucianism, and May FourthAgainst May Fourth Radicalism: Modernizers and Independent Scholars; Through the Lens of Max Weber: Value Rationality; The Other Side of Weber: Instrumental Rationality; The Max Weber Dilemma; Historical Radicalism and the Ruxue Solution; 6 Of Post-Isms and May Fourth; Postmodernism and China; The Linguistic Turn: Debating May Fourth through Post-theories; Zheng Min and Mainland Postmodernists: The Continued Debate; Anti-radicalism and Postmodernism: Unlikely Allies?; The Chinese Intellectual: The Right to Represent ''China'' Post-Isms and NeoconservatismResponses from Mainland China: Targeting Outsiders; 7 The Double Nature of Realistic Revolution; Conservatism in the Service of Modernization; Objectivity, Morality, and History; Knowledge Organization and the Scholar-Intellectuals; Criticism of the Reforms and Shifting Labels; Institutionalizing ''Cultural China'' and Redefining Reform; ''Rationality Against Rationality''; Biographies of Prominent Intellectuals; Glossary; References; Main Journals and Periodicals; Interviews; Books and Articles; Index
Other Titles: Contesting Chinese history, culture, and politics after 1989
Responsibility: Els van Dongen.

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