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Using the past to serve the present : historiography and politics in contemporary China

Author: Jonathan Unger
Publisher: London, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015. ©1993
Series: Contemporary China papers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An historiographical examination of the political debates of the 1980s over despotism in Chinese history and over Party history. The extent of popular culture and its reinterpretation of history is also assessed, as governmental control of the media has decreased.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Using the past to serve the present : historiography and politics in contemporary China.
London, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015, ©1993
ix, 292 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Unger
ISBN: 9781315698397 1315698390 9781317452713 1317452712 9781317452720 1317452720 9781317452706 1317452704
OCLC Number: 909899520
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Jonathan Unger --
'The play's the thing' : Wu Han and Hai Rui revisited / Tom Fisher --
'In guise of a congratulation' : political symbolism in Zhou Xinfang's play Hai Rui submits his memorial / Rudolf G. Wagner --
The strange case of Liu Zhidan / David Holm --
Qu Yuan and the artists : ancient symbols and modern politics in the post-Mao era / Ralph Croizier --
Party historiography / Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik --
The controversy over 'feudal depression' : politics and historiography in China, 1978-82 / Lawrence R. Sullivan --
'The spirital heritage of Chinese capitalism' : recent trends in the historiography of Chinese enterprise management / Tim Wright --
Socialism with Chinese characteristics : Sun Yatsen and international development of China / Michael R. Godley --
History for the masses / Geremie Barm©♭.
Series Title: Contemporary China papers.
Responsibility: Jonathan Unger, editor.

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