Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao's China 9780824844684

When Mao and the Chinese Communist Party won power in 1949, they were determined to create new, revolutionary human bein

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Table of contents :
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. Prelude
1. Linguistic Engineering: Theoretical Considerations
2. Linguistic Engineering before the Cultural Revolution
II. Mass Mobilization, Language, and Interpretation, 1966–1968
3. Mao’s Revolutionary Strategy, 1966–1968: Contexts, Interpretive Principles, and Capitalist Roaders
4. Revolutionary Conformity, Public Criticism, and Formulae
5. Dichotomies, Demons, and Violence
III. Institutionalizing the Cultural Revolution, 1968–1976
6. Creating Referents and Controlling the Word
7. Controlling Culture: Literature and Dramatic Art
8. Educating Revolutionaries: The Case of English Language Teaching
IV. Assessment
9. China’s Great Experiment: Intensity, Success, and Failure
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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