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Making revolution : the communist movement in eastern and central China, 1937-1945 /
Yung-fa Chen.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1986.
description
xxiv, 690 p. : maps.
ISBN
0520050029
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1986.
isbn
0520050029
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3473618
 
Bibliography: p. 607-666.
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"Can Modernity Survive is bound to become the centre and the starting point of all future discourse on modernity."--Zygmunt Bauman
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"Can Modernity Surviveis bound to become the centre and the starting point of all future discourse on modernity."--Zygmunt Bauman
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" Can Modernity Survive?is bound to become the centre and the starting point of all future discourse on modernity."--Zygmunt Bauman
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1986-11:
A heavily documented study of the tactics, policies, and behavior of the Chinese Communist party in wartime, Chen's book lays to rest any simple explanations of Communist success. Relying primarily on internal party documents, his dense, multicausal analysis stresses the importance of local contexts, personnel, and flexible CCP response within regional policy guidelines. Evenhanded in depicting Communist failures and triumphs, Chen reconstructs how cadres and members of local society perceived their world and their goals at the lowest levels of mobilization. Probing into motivation for alliance or resistance, Chen gives the reader the anecdotes and statistics that CCP members themselves used. He narrates clearly the building of mass organizations, local administration, militia, rural party branches, and the revenue collection and recruitment apparatus necessary for the party's survival in its dual war against the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Japanese. A landmark work in the study of modern China, this book should be read by anyone interested in China, peasants, and rural revolution. For all academic libraries.-J.N. Lipman, Mount Holyoke College
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In this challenging work, Agnes Heller distills the essence of a political and philosophical standpoint worked out over the course of a productive and illustrious career. Containing both new and previously published pieces, this volume serves as an introduction to Heller's extensiveoeuvre. Her concerns with the 'vulnerability' of modernity raise fundamental questions. Can the political, economic, and moral institutions established by the West meet the immense challenges now posed in the late twentieth century? Are we living in a world from which emotional satisfaction is disappearing? Are the structures of modern life eradicating all authentic elements of everyday existence? Heller addresses these issues in a sensitive and eloquent assertion of the continued viability of modernity. Going against the grain of much postmodernist thought, Heller offers a bold defense of concepts such as the political sphere, practical reason, rights, and democracy. Can Modernity Survive'displays the full range of Heller's formidable talents for social and philosophical analysis. The papers collected together here provide an integrated statement of her distinctive position concerning the fate of humankind as we approach the twenty-first century. This book will be of interest to all students and professionals in philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, and sociology.
Main Description
In this challenging work, Agnes Heller distills the essence of a political and philosophical standpoint worked out over the course of a productive and illustrious career. Containing both new and previously published pieces, this volume serves as an introduction to Heller's extensive oeuvre. Her concerns with the 'vulnerability' of modernity raise fundamental questions. Can the political, economic, and moral institutions established by the West meet the immense challenges now posed in the late twentieth century? Are we living in a world from which emotional satisfaction is disappearing? Are the structures of modern life eradicating all authentic elements of everyday existence? Heller addresses these issues in a sensitive and eloquent assertion of the continued viability of modernity. Going against the grain of much postmodernist thought, Heller offers a bold defense of concepts such as the political sphere, practical reason, rights, and democracy. Can Modernity Survive?displays the full range of Heller's formidable talents for social and philosophical analysis. The papers collected together here provide an integrated statement of her distinctive position concerning the fate of humankind as we approach the twenty-first century. This book will be of interest to all students and professionals in philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, and sociology.

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