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內容簡介

內容簡介 In this sweeping portrait of the political culture of the early People's Republic of China (PRC), Chang-tai Hung mines newly available sources to vividly reconstruct how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tightened its rule after taking power in 1949. With political-cultural projects such as reconstructing Tiananmen Square to celebrate the Communist Revolution; staging national parades; rewriting official histories; mounting a visual propaganda campaign, including oil paintings, cartoons, and New Year prints; and establishing a national cemetery for heroes of the Revolution, the CCP built up nationalistic fervor in the people and affirmed its legitimacy. These projects came under strong Soviet influence, but the nationalistic Chinese Communists sought an independent road of nation building; for example, they decided that the reconstructed Tiananmen Square should surpass Red Square in size and significance, against the advice of Soviet experts sent from Moscow.Combining historical, cultural, and anthropological inquiries, Mao's New World examines how Mao Zedong and senior Party leaders transformed the PRC into a propaganda state in the first decade of their rule (1949–1959). Using archival sources only recently made available, previously untapped government documents, visual materials, memoirs, and interviews with surviving participants in the Party's plans, Hung argues that the exploitation of new cultural forms for political ends was one of the most significant achievements of the Chinese Communist Revolution. The book features sixty-six images of architecture, monuments, and artwork to document how the CCP invented the heroic tales of the Communist Revolution.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Chang-tai HungChang-tai Hung is Chair Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the author of War and Popular Culture: Resistance in Modern China, 1937–1945 and Going to the People: Chinese Intellectuals and Folk Literature, 1918–1937.

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書名 / Mao's New World: Political Culture in the Early People's Republic
簡介 / Mao's New World: Political Culture in the Early People's Republic:,InthissweepingportraitofthepoliticalcultureoftheearlyPeople'sRepublicofChina(PRC),Chang-tai
作者 / Chang-Tai Hung
出版社 / CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
誠品26碼 / 2681460149003
ISBN13 / 9781501713538
ISBN10 / 1501713531
EAN / 9781501713538
尺寸 / 23.5X15.6CM
裝訂 / 平裝
頁數 / 368
語言 / 英文
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類別 / 中國研究