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The Resource China's new Red Guards : the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong, Jude Blanchette

China's new Red Guards : the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong, Jude Blanchette

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China's new Red Guards : the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong
Title
China's new Red Guards
Title remainder
the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong
Statement of responsibility
Jude Blanchette
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Jude Blanchette details in China's New Red Guards, two worrying trends in contemporary China point to Maoism's revival. First, an increasingly popular hard-edged form of nationalism that is reflexively anti-Western has taken root. The second is an unapologetic embrace of extreme authoritarianism that draws inspiration from the Maoist era. China's assertive stance in the South China Sea and anti-Japanese rhetoric represents the former, and the massive crackdown on liberal thought since Xi Jinping assumed the presidency represents the latter. The result is plain to see: a more authoritarian and more militaristic China. Blanchette goes further than this, though, arguing that what we're seeing is a full-fledged Maoist revival. He centers his story around a cast of nationalist intellectuals and activists who have helped unleash a wave of populist enthusiasm and nostalgia for the Great Helmsman's policies. That, combined with Xi's quick implementation of a range of authoritarian policies, suggests that the Maoist revival is neither epiphenomenal nor a passing fad. The ramifications, Blanchette suggests, are clear: those in the West who have been predicting waves of democratization and liberalization are living in a dream world, blithely unaware of either the Communist Party's commitment to authoritarianism or the degree of its residual veneration for the CCP's founding leaders. In sum, China's New Red Guards not only will reshape our understanding of the political forces driving contemporary China, it also demonstrates how ideologies can survive and prosper despite pervasive rumors of their demise"--
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Blanchette, Jude
Dewey number
951.06/12
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.46
LC item number
.B625 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Authoritarianism
  • Nationalism
  • Mao, Zedong
Label
China's new Red Guards : the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong, Jude Blanchette
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hard truths -- Storm -- Unhappy China -- Bombard the headquarters -- Forgetting history is a betrayal -- Red nation
Control code
on1050132173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780190605841
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019002681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • BK0023745918
  • (OCoLC)1050132173
Label
China's new Red Guards : the return of radicalism and the rebirth of Mao Zedong, Jude Blanchette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hard truths -- Storm -- Unhappy China -- Bombard the headquarters -- Forgetting history is a betrayal -- Red nation
Control code
on1050132173
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780190605841
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019002681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • BK0023745918
  • (OCoLC)1050132173

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