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Awakening China: Politics, Culture, and Class in the Nationalist Revolution
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Stanford Univ Pr
Publication date February 1, 1998
Pages 461
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780804733373
ISBN-10 0804733376
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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This innovative work is the first to approach the awakening of China as a historical problem in its own right, and to locate this problem within the broader history of the rise of modern China. It analyzes the link between the awakening of China as a historical narrative and the awakening of the Chinese people as a political technique for building a sovereign and independent state. In sum, it asks what we mean when we say that China “woke up” in this century.

The book follows the legend of China’s awakening from its origins in the European imagination, to its transmission to China and its encounters with a lyrical Chinese tradition of ethical awakening, to its incorporation and mobilization in a mass movement designed to wake up everyone. Fiction and fashion, architecture and autobiography, take their places alongside politics and history, and the reader is asked to move about among writers, philosophers, ethnographers, revolutionaries, and soldiers who would seem to have little in common.

The book focuses on the Nationalist movement in south China, highlighting the role of Sun Yat-sen as director of awakenings in the Nationalist Revolution and the place of Mao Zedong as his successor in the politics of mass awakening. Of special interest is the previously untold story of Mao’s role in the Nationalist Propaganda Bureau, showing Mao as a master of propaganda and discipline, rather than as peasant movement activist.



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from Stanford Univ Pr (December 1, 1996)
9780804726597 | details & prices | 461 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $59.50
About: This innovative work is the first to approach the awakening of China as a historical problem in its own right, and to locate this problem within the broader history of the rise of modern China.
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from Stanford Univ Pr (February 1, 1998)
9780804733373 | details & prices | 461 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $29.95
About: This innovative work is the first to approach the awakening of China as a historical problem in its own right, and to locate this problem within the broader history of the rise of modern China.

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