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10%OFFJoel Andreas - Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China´s New Class - 9780804760782 - V9780804760782
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Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China´s New Class

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Description for Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China´s New Class Paperback. Told through a case study of Tsinghua University - China's premier school of technology - this book traces how Red engineers were groomed in the early years of socialism, survived the Cultural Revolution, and triumphed in the post-Mao years by uniting with communist officials. Series: Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific. Num Pages: 368 pages, 11 tables, 2 figures. BIC Classification: 1FPC; HBJF; HBTB; JFC; JFSC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 228 x 153 x 20. Weight in Grams: 496.

Rise of the Red Engineers explains the tumultuous origins of the class of technocratic officials who rule China today. In a fascinating account, author Joel Andreas chronicles how two mutually hostile groups—the poorly educated peasant revolutionaries who seized power in 1949 and China's old educated elite—coalesced to form a new dominant class. After dispossessing the country's propertied classes, Mao and the Communist Party took radical measures to eliminate class distinctions based on education, aggravating antagonisms between the new political and old cultural elites. Ultimately, however, Mao's attacks on both groups during the Cultural Revolution spurred inter-elite unity, paving the way—after ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Stanford University Press United States
Number of pages
368
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Series
Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific
Condition
New
Weight
544g
Number of Pages
368
Place of Publication
Palo Alto, United States
ISBN
9780804760782
SKU
V9780804760782
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-50

About Joel Andreas
Joel Andreas is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in various publications, including the American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and The China Journal.

Reviews for Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China´s New Class
"Joel Andreas's Rise of the Red Engineers is ambitious in scope and analyzes the "transformations of China's class structure since the 1949 Revolution" with rigor and style. . . . Andreas's work brings fresh perspective to our understanding of class in China, of the machinations of the Cultural Revolution, and of twentieth-century experiments in Communism in comparative perspective"
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