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xxii, 130 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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1 streaming video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Centered around the only filmed interview ever given by acclaimed French philosopher Louis Althusser, who murdered his wife, Helene, a few weeks after the interview was given.
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1 computer disc (66 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps ; 4 3/4 in. Digital: text file. PDF.
Media & Microtext Center
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xi, 241 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Marxism, Space, Time and East Asia [Viren MURTHY & Joyce C. H. LIU] Part I Perspectives of Capital: Universality, Particularity and Temporality (1) Deprovincializing Marx: Reflections on a Cultural Dominant [Harry HAROOTUNIAN] (2) Marx, Temporality, and Modernity - [Moishe POSTONE] (3) Two Kinds of New Poor and Their Future [WANG Hui] (4) On the simultaneous World Revolution [KARATANI Kojin] Part II Trajectories of Marxisms in Japan, China and Korea (1) Historical Difference and the Question of East Asian Marxism [Max WARD] (2) Value without Fetish - Problematizing Uno Kozo's Reading of the Value Form [Elena Louisa LANGE] (3) Compradors: The Mediating Middle of Capitalism in Twentieth Century China and the World [Rebecca KARL] (4) A Vast Crucible of Electric Flame": The Collapse of Liberal Society in Shanghai and the Rise of the Masses [Jake WERNER] (5) Paradoxical Routes of the Sinification of Marxism [Joyce C. H. LIU] (6) The Formation and the Limits of the People's Democracy: A Critical History of Contemporary South Korean Marxism [Seung-wook BAEK] (7) Imagining Asia/Provincializing Marxism: Takeuchi Yoshimi and His Transnational Afterlives [Viren MURTHY].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138919846 20170515
In this volume, leading scholars from around the world suggest that radical ideologies have shaped complex historical processes in East Asia by examining how intellectuals and activists interpreted, rethought and criticized Marxism in East Asia. The contributors to this volume ask how we can use Marxism to understand East Asia in a global capitalist world, and where the problems that Marxism highlighted, including imperialism, domination and inequality, are increasingly prevalent. The volume draws on various disciplines to reinterpret Marx, and shed light on the complex dynamics of global capitalism in various historical/national contexts. The distinguished contributors illuminate, rethink and make accessible highly complex Marxist concepts, such as the question of class contradiction, the temporalities of capitalism, real and formal subsumption, relative surplus value and the commodity form, the question of class and the proletariat. At a time when people around the world are struggling to cope with the crises of global capitalism, this volume on regional responses to capitalism is especially welcome. It will be of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, social and political theory, sociology and globalization studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138919846 20170515
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xxix, 188 pages ; 20 cm
  • to be translated.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474280549 20180129
In How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy one of the most famous Marxist philosophers of the 20th century shares his concept of what it means to function fruitfully as a political thinker within the discipline and environs of philosophy. This is the first English translation to Althusser's provocative and, often, controversial guide to being a true Marxist philosopher. Althusser argues that philosophy needs Marxism. It can't exist fully without it. Similarly, Marxism requires the rigour and structures of philosophy to give it form and focus. He calls all thinking people to, 'Remember: a philosopher is a man who fights in theory, and when he understands the reasons for this fight, he joined the ranks of the struggle of workers and popular classes.' In short, this book comprises Althusser's elucidation of what praxis means and why it continues to matter. With a superb introduction from translator and Althusser archivist G.M. Goshgarian, this is a book that will re-inspire contemporary Marxist thought and reinvigorate our notions of what political activism can be.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474280549 20180129
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vi, 280 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: The Three Phases of Marxist Imperialist Theory: Evolution of a ConceptImperialism as Aberration: The Reformists Hobson, Hilferding and KautskyImperialism as Unavoidable Consequence of Capitalist Development: The Revolutionaries Luxemburg, Bukharin and LeninPaul Sweezy and Paul Baran: The Founders of Neo-Marxist Imperialism TheoryAndrew Gunter Frank: Underdevelopment, Dependency and DisenchantmentImmanuel Wallerstein and Modern World System: Hegemony and the Long Wave Cycles of Capitalism Samir Amin: A Bridge from Neo-Marxism to 'Globalisation-Era' Marxist TheorisingEmpire According to Hardt and NegriThe Big Three: Globalisation, Empire, State and the Third Phase of Marist Imperialism TheoryConclusion: The Three Phases of Marxist Imperialist Theory: Evolution of a Concept.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784537494 20170605
For Marxists, imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism. Critical analysis of imperialism has been a feature of Marxist throughout the twentieth century. The conceptualising and theorising of imperialism by Marxists has evolved over time in response to developments in the global capitalist economy and in international politics. Murray Noonan here provides the first complete analysis of Marxist theories of imperialism in over two decades. Presenting three phases of imperialist theories, he analyses and compares 'Classical', 'Neo' and 'Globalisation-era' Marxist theories of imperialism. The book moves chronologically, tracking the origins of imperialism theorised by J.A. Hobson at the beginning of the twentieth century up to the present day. He critically identifies and engages with a new 'Globalisation-era' phase of Marxist imperialism theory. Through a detailed scholarly analysis of the history and evolution of these theories, Noonan offers vital new perspectives on imperialist theory and its relevance and application in the twenty-first century.
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491 pages ; 21 cm
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223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Reification and Spectacle: The Timeliness of Western Marxism[-][-]1. Reification as Structural Depoliticization: The Political Ontology of Luk cs and Debord[-]Johan F. Hartle[-][-]2. 'Reification' Between Autonomy and Authenticity: Adorno On Musical Experience[-]Samir Gandesha[-][-]3. 'All reification is a forgetting' - Benjamin, Adorno, and the Dialectic of Reification[-]Thijs Lijster[-][-]4. Utopian Interiors: The Art of Situationist Urbanism from Reification to Play[-]Tyrus Miller[-][-]5. 'The Brilliance of Invisibility': Tracking the Body in the Society of the Spectacle[-]Sudeep Dasgupta[-][-]6. Art Criticism in the Society of the Spectacle: The Case of October[-]Noortje de Leij[-][-]7. Spectacle and Politics: Is There a Political Reality in the Spectacle of Society?[-]Kati R ttger[-][-]8. Reification, Sexual Objectification, and Feminist Activism[-]Willow Verkerk[-][-]9. Reified Life: Vitalism, Environmentalism, and Reification in Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle and A Sick Planet[-]Joost de Bloois[-][-]10. Images of Capital: An Interview with Zachary Formwalt[-]Samir Gandesha and Johan F. Hartle[-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089648518 20170522
Ideology, Cultural Criticism, Western Marxism, Commodity, Reification, Spectacle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089648518 20170522
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xvii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Translator's Note Foreword by Roland Boer Introduction 1. Text and Context 2. Canon 3. Exodus 4. Covenant 5. Creation 6. Anthropology (Gn 2-4) 7. Entry 8. The Real Israel Postscript 1. Paul and the Messianic Community Postscript 2. Though he liberated others, he could not liberate himself References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004273023 20160619
The present work argues that biblical theology is the attempt to update the language of the message . It is the work of translation: it searches for a language that attends to the concerns of today s world while preserving the concerns that originally motivated biblical language.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004273023 20160619
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xvi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Abbreviations xv Part I. Subalternity, Intellectuals, and Common Sense 1. Subalternity 3 2. Intellectuals 18 3. Common Sense 43 4. What Subalterns Know 59 Part II. Case Studies 5. Adam Smith: A Bourgeois, Organic Intellectual? 81 6. The Common Sense of the Tea Party 118 7. Common Sense, Good Sense, and Occupy 146 Conclusion. Reading Gramsci in the Twenty-First Century 184 Bibliography 199 Index 207.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362395 20161213
Acknowledged as one of the classics of twentieth-century Marxism, Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks contains a rich and nuanced theorization of class that provides insights that extend far beyond economic inequality. In Gramsci's Common Sense Kate Crehan offers new ways to understand the many forms that structural inequality can take, including in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Presupposing no previous knowledge of Gramsci on the part of the reader, she introduces the Prison Notebooks and provides an overview of Gramsci's notions of subalternity, intellectuals, and common sense, putting them in relation to the work of thinkers such as Bourdieu, Arendt, Spivak, and Said. In the case studies of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements, Crehan theorizes the complex relationships between the experience of inequality, exploitation, and oppression, as well as the construction of political narratives. Gramsci's Common Sense is an accessible and concise introduction to a key Marxist thinker whose works illuminate the increasing inequality in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362395 20161213
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xii, 340 pages ; 22 cm
This is not a book about alternative sexualities, nor is it a book about desire. The Politics of Every Body examines the production and maintenance of the terms 'man', 'woman', and 'other' within the current political moment; the contradictions of these categories and the prospects of a Marxist approach to praxis for queer bodies. Few thinkers have attempted to reconcile queer and Marxist analysis. Those who have propose the key contested site to be that of desire/sexual expression. This emphasis on desire, Lewis argues, is symptomatic of the neoliberal project and has lead to a continued fascination with the politics of identity. By arguing that Marxist analysis is in fact most beneficial to gender politics within the arena of body production, categorization and exclusion Lewis develops a theory of gender and the sexed body that is wedded to the realities of a capitalist political economy. Boldly calling for a new, materialist queer theory, Lewis defines a politics of liberation that is both intersectional, transnational, and grounded in lived experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783602889 20160619
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vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema, editors Ewa Mazierska and Alfredo Suppia argue that Marxist philosophy, science fiction, and filmshare important connections concerning imaginings of the future. Contributors look at themes across a wide variety of films, including many international co-productions to explore individualism versus collectivism, technological obstacles to travel through time and space, the accumulation of capital and colonization, struggles of oppressed groups, the dangers of false ideologies, and the extension of the concept of labor due to technological advances. Red Alert considers a wide swath of contemporary international films, from the rarely studied to mainstream science fiction blockbusters like The Matrix. Contributors explore early Czechoslovak science fiction, the Polish-Estonian co-productions of director Marek Piestrak, and science fiction elements in 1970s American blaxploitation films. The collection includes analyses of recent films like Transfer (Damir Lukacevic), Avalon (Mamoru Oshii), Gamer (Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor), and District 9 and Elysium (Neill Blomkamp), along with more obscure films like Alex Rivera's materialist science fiction works and the Latin American zombie films of Pablo Pares, Hernan Saez, and Alejandro Brugues. Contributors show that the ambivalence and inner contradictions highlighted by the films illustrate both the richness of Marx's legacy and the heterogeneity and complexity of the science fiction genre. This collection challenges the perception that science fiction cinema is a Western or specifically American genre, showing that a broader, transnational approach is necessary to fully understand its scope. Scholars and students of film, sciencefiction, and Marxist culture will enjoy Red Alert.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814340110 20160704
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xxiii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Prologue to Peripheral Marxism by Michael Lowy Preface to the English-Language Edition Preface to the Original Edition in German Preface to the Spanish-Language Edition Introduction: From Eurocentric to peripheral Marxism Part I: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL CONTEXT 1. The Life and Work of Adolfo Sanchez Vazquez Beginning of the biography The Spanish Civil War The first period in Mexico, exile The 'new theoretical and practical posture' 2. The Life and Work of Bolivar Echeverria The period in West Germany and West Berlin From the divided city to the Mexican capital Collaboration on the journal Cuadernos Politicos Back to philosophy 3. The 'State of Art' a) On social philosophy in Latin America b) On Adolfo Sanchez Vazquez and Bolivar Echeverria Part II: ADOLFO SANCHEZ VAZQUEZ: PRAXIS AND KNOWLEDGE 4. The Concept of Praxis a) The term 'praxis' in various European languages b) The terms 'praxis' and 'practica' and the problem of their translation c) General introduction to the concept 5. The Everyday Consciousness of Praxis a) The critique of the everyday consciousness of praxis, or, why is a theoretical understanding of praxis necessary? b) Revolutionary praxis and everyday consciousness Practical politicism and practical apoliticism c) Artistic praxis and everyday consciousness d) Concluding the critique of everyday consciousness 6. The Relationship between Philosophy and Praxis in History a) Antiquity b) The philosophy of praxis 7. The Theses on Feuerbach a) The Position of the Theses on Feuerbach within Marx's work b) Interpretation of the Theses on Feuerbach Praxis as the basis for knowledge (Thesis I) Praxis as a criterion of truth (Thesis II) Revolutionary praxis as the unity of the transformation in human beings and in circumstances (Thesis III) From the interpretation of the world to its transformation (Thesis XI) Epilogue to the Theses on Feuerbach 8. Critique of some Marxist Conceptions of Knowledge a) Critique of certain conceptions of Marxism in general b) Critique of certain Marxist conceptions of knowledge Knowledge as the direct result of world-transformative praxis Knowledge as something achieved exclusively in theory 9. Once Again on the Problem of Knowledge and Praxis a) Materialism and idealism b) Political and productive praxis 10. The Philosophy of Praxis: two versions Part III: BOLIVAR ECHEVERRIA: USE-VALUE AND ETHOS 11. Praxis and Use-Value a) The theory of use-value and the critique of the abstract concept of praxis b) Differences vis-a-vis the concept of praxis in Sanchez Vazquez c) Historical limitations of the Marxian concept of use-value d) The Aristotelian concept of use-value as interpreted by Marx e) Marx as the founder of the critical concept of use-value f) Marx's concept of the natural form and the theory of ethos g) Critique of political economy as critique of modernity 12. Concretisation of the Concept of Praxis a) Reproduction and communication b) Use value and sign c) Marx's theory of tools d) Concept of concrete universalism 13. Modernity and Capitalism a) The critique of actually-existing modernity and the critique of actually existing postmodern thought b) The term 'actually existing modernity' c) Actually existing modernities as basis for a non-capitalist modernity 14. The Concept of Historical Ethos a) On the term ethos Translation problems b) Determination of the concept of 'historical ethos c) The concept of modernity d) The terms 'realist', 'romantic', 'classic', and 'baroque ethos' e) The concept of the four ethe of capitalist modernity as a contribution to a materialist history of culture f) The theoretical positioning and explosive force of the concept of ethos Form of civilisation versus mode of production (for Martin Heidegger) The finite of the dominant modernity and of all capitalist modernities (for Karl Marx) Christianity and capitalism (for Max Weber) Puritanism and realism 15. The Four Ethe of Capitalist Modernity a) The realist ethos b) The romantic ethos c) The classic ethos d) The baroque ethos e) The non-existence of historical ethe in pure form f) Textual variants of the concept of ethos 16. Ethos and Ideology a) Limitations of the concept of ethos b) Contribution to the reconstruction of the concept of ideology in the critique of political economy 1859 Preface to the Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy On the text: "The Fetishism of the Commodity and Its Secret" The fetishism of the commodity The historical dimension of the fetishism of the commodity, or knowledge as a political-practical process On the relation between 'necessity' and 'interest' in the formation or perpetuation of ideologies Capital as a critique of fetishisms c) The concept of ethos as a toned down critique of ideology d) An example of the limitations of the concept of ethos 17. Utopia: A Non-Capitalist Society of Commodity Producers Part IV: ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRAXIS AND ETHOS 18. Affirmation or Critique of Praxis? 19. The Conceptual Determination of Culture and Nature 20. The Philosophical Critique of Eurocentrism a) On the problem of focusing on European authors b) Critical concept of praxis versus abstract universalism, namely Eurocentrism BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX I. Bibliography of Adolfo Sanchez Vazquez II. Bibliography of Bolivar Echeverria III. Selected Bibliography on Marxist Philosophy in Latin America IV. Sources for the Bibliography References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004224285 20160618
In this work, Stefan Gandler - coming from the Frankfurt School-tradition - offers an account of the life and philosophy of Adolfo Sanchez Vazquez and Bolivar Echeverria, former senior faculty members at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).".
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63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life s big questions, however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children and curious grown-ups to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging and often funny story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations. In "The Ghost of Karl Marx, " the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all. Plato & Co. s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783037345450 20160619
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x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Marxism, queer liberalism, and the quandary of two Chinas
  • Chinese queer theory
  • The rise of the queer Chinese novel
  • Genealogies of the self
  • Queer human rights in and against Chinas.
In "Queer Marxism in Two Chinas" Petrus Liu rethinks the relationship between Marxism and queer cultures in mainland China and Taiwan. Whereas many scholars assume the emergence of queer cultures in China signals the end of Marxism and demonstrates China's political and economic evolution, Liu finds the opposite to be true. He challenges the persistence of Cold War formulations of Marxism that position it as intellectually incompatible with queer theory, and shows how queer Marxism offers a nonliberal alternative to Western models of queer emancipation. The work of queer Chinese artists and intellectuals not only provides an alternative to liberal ideologies of inclusion and diversity, but demonstrates how different conceptions of and attitudes toward queerness in China and Taiwan stem from geopolitical tensions. With "Queer Marxism in Two Chinas" Liu offers a revision to current understandings of what queer theory is, does, and can be.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822360049 20160619
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358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: the modern-conservative society framework
  • Eric Williams vs. Juan Bosch: on Caribbean historical fundamentals
  • Eric Williams vs. Frank Tannenbaum: on slave laws, slavery systems, and subsequent race relations
  • Arturo Morales Carrión vs. Gordon K. Lewis: on United States colonialism in Puerto Rico
  • Haiti: the origins of the Caribbean's "terrified consciousness" about race
  • Haitian realities and scholarly myths: a counterintuitive analysis
  • Two popular theories of Caribbean ideology and race relations: Frantz Fanon's theory of liberating violence and the theory of plantation societies
  • C.L.R. James, George Padmore, and the myth of the revolutionary Caribbean
  • What type of socialism? Marxists and social democrats vie for leadership
  • The failure of socialism and "militarism" in Grenada, 1979-83
  • Transcending race: self-interest and self-determination in the non-independent territories
  • Barbados: tradition and modernity in a model small state
  • Cuba, the last holdout: "organic" intellectuals defend the revolution by abandoning Marxist-Leninism
  • Conclusion: confronting the perilous threats of organized crime and energy dependence.
In this book, Anthony Maingot examines the contemporary intellectual, social, economic, and cultural trajectories of Caribbean nations in light of the challenges the region as a whole has faced in the postcolonial era. By focusing on changes since the 1990s in the context of intellectual roots and movements of the past, this manuscript helps define the future course of studies in the field with regard to an empirically-valid, coherent assessment of a complex region.
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106 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
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xv, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • PrefaceIntroduction: Violence and Politics: Questions1. From Extreme Violence to the Problem of Civility2. Hegel, Hobbes, and the "Conversion of Violence"3. "Inconvertible" Violence? An Essay in Topography4. Strategies of CivilityApr s-Coup: The Limits of Political AnthropologyAppendixNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231153980 20160618
In Violence and Civility, tienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide, as well as mass poverty and dispossession. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of contemporary violence, the acclaimed thinker pushes past the limits of political philosophy to reconceive war, revolution, sovereignty, and class. Through the pathbreaking thought of Derrida, Balibar builds a topography of cruelty converted into extremism by ideology, juxtaposing its subjective forms (identity delusions, the desire for extermination, and the pursuit of vengeance) and its objective manifestations (capitalist exploitation and an institutional disregard for life). Engaging with Marx, Hegel, Hobbes, Clausewitz, Schmitt, and Luxemburg, Balibar introduces a new, productive understanding of politics as antiviolence and a fresh approach to achieving and sustaining civility. Rooted in the principles of transformation and empowerment, this theory brings hope to a world increasingly divided even as it draws closer together.
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vi, 515 pages, 45 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"As general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping has delivered many speeches on a broad range of issues. He has offered his thoughts, views and judgments, and answered a series of important theoretical and practical questions about the Party and the country in these changing times. His speeches embody the philosophy of the new central leadership. To respond to rising international interest and to enhance the rest of the world's understanding of the Chinese government's philosophy and its domestic and foreign policies, the State Council Information Office, the Party Literature Research Office of the CPC Central Committee and the China International Publishing Group have worked together to produce this book. The book is a compilation of Xi Jinping's major works from November 15, 2012 to June 13, 2014. It includes, speeches, talks, interviews, instructions, and correspondence for a total of 70 pieces. It also contains 45 pictures of Xi Jinping at work and in daily life with focus on the period since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012."--From publisher's note.
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xiv, 377 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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