The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state
Titel
The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state
Auteur
Vertaler
Yenna Wu
Prijs
€ 68,95
ISBN
9789089644107
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
318
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Categorie
Geschiedenis
Discipline
Aziëstudies
Inhoudsopgave
Toon inhoudsopgaveVerberg inhoudsopgave
Table of Contents - 5 Preface - 9 1 What is Thought Remolding? - 13 2 How Was Thought Remolding Possible? - 31 3 How Has Thought Remolding Been Implemented? - 61 4 On Evasion - 153 5 On Rebellion - 179 6 The Bane of Cynicism - 199 7 Struggling for the Freedom of Thought - 229 About the Author and the Translators - 275 Notes - 277 Index - 303

Recensies en Artikelen

"Why does a totalitarian regime make such extreme efforts to control not just its people’s actions and words, but their private thoughts? Even more disturbing, why do so many people comply? One of the leading Chinese intellectuals living in exile, Hu Ping has wrestled with these questions for decades in his own life and through his engagements with fellow Chinese. In this important work previously available only in Chinese and French, he provides -- with a rare combination of psychological insight and philosophical rigor -- an astute analysis of unfreedom lived and freedom sought. He takes us on an empathetic and sometimes wry journey along the twisting pathways of compliance and resistance, ending with a clarion call to resist the overwhelming power of the state and continue the struggle for individual autonomy." -- Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University.

"An incisive critique of the intellectual chicanery, psychological manipulation, and physical coercion that form the core of Chinese communism. In the tradition of Arthur Koestler, George Orwell, and Vaclav Havel, Hu Ping, a distinguished Chinese liberal, makes a significant contribution to the literature on totalitarianism." -- Professor Steven I. Levine, Visiting Scholar, Carolina Asia Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"In the late 1970s Hu Ping’s trenchant essay “On Free Speech,” published in an unofficial student-run magazine, startled readers with its radical re-conception of the phrase “liberation of thought.”
Now, more than three decades later,/The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state/ provides us with Hu’s mature and panoramic analysis of the relation between words and thought in both the totalitarian and post-totalitarian phases of China’s recent history." -- Perry Link, prefssor emeritus, East Asian studies, at Princeton University

"Hu weaves into his narrative a mixture of personal anecdote, references to Western philosophical work, social science research, and Chinese history. The breadth of references is striking." -- Charlotte Lee in Pacific Affairs

Ping Hu

Philip Williams (red.)

The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state

Deze studie gaat in op de theorie, uitvoering en nalatenschap van de propagandacampagne van de Chinese Communistische Partij. Deze decennialange campagne bestond onder andere uit het ondervragen van miljoenen burgers die verdacht werden van andersdenkendheid of ongehoorzaamheid. Deze zorgvuldig gestructureerde verhandeling overstijgt de klassieke studie Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism (1969) van Robert jay Lifton. In tegenstelling tot het werk van Lifton, hanteert Hu Pings studie een eigentijds postcommunistisch perspectief en is het verrijkt met ervaringen van Chinezen die direct gevolgen hebben ondervonden van de maoïstische propagandacampagne.
Auteur

Ping Hu

Hu Ping is hoofdredacteur van het maandblad Beijing Spring dat in New York wordt uitgegeven. Hij is lid van de Raad van Bestuur van de NGO Human Rights in China. Hu Ping heeft meer dan tien boeken geschreven, waaronder Chine, à quand la démocratie? – les illusions de modernization (2004, vertaling Marie Holzman).|Philip F. Williams is gasthoogleraar Aziatische geschiedenis aan Montana State University en emeritus hoogleraar Chinees aan Arizona State University|Yenna Wu is universiteitshoogleraar Chinees aan de Universiteit van Californië in Riverside
Redacteur

Philip Williams

Philip F. Williams is verbonden aan de Taal- en Cultuurafdeling van het Mansfield Center van de Universiteit van Montana. Hij is emiritus hoogleraar Sinologie aan de Universiteit van Arizona, Verenigde Staten.