Rise of the red engineers : the Cultural Revolution and the origins of China's new class
- Joel Andreas.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xvi, 344 pages).
- Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
- Andreas, Joel.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-336) and index.
- Political foundations of class power
- Cultural foundations of class power
- Cradle of red engineers
- Political versus cultural power
- Uniting to defend political and cultural power
- Supervising the red engineers
- Eliminating the distinction between mental and manual labor
- Worker-peasant-soldier students
- Rebuilding the foundations of political and cultural power
- Triumph of the red engineers
- Technocracy and capitalism.
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 his death-for the consolidation of a new class that combined their political and cultural resources. This story is told through a case study of Tsinghua University, which-as China's premier school of technology-was at the epicenter of these conflicts and became the party's preferred training ground for technocrats, including many of China's current leaders.
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- Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976)
- Peking > Qinghua-Universität.
- Elite (Social sciences) > China > History > 20th century.
- Social classes > China > History > 20th century.
- Power (Social sciences) > China > History > 20th century.
- Engineers > China > History > 20th century.
- China > History > Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
- Élite (Sciences sociales) > Chine > Histoire > 20e siècle.
- Classes sociales > Chine > Histoire > 20e siècle.
- Pouvoir (Sciences sociales) > Chine > Histoire > 20e siècle.
- Ingénieurs > Chine > Histoire > 20e siècle.
- Chine > Histoire > 1966-1969 (Révolution culturelle)
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Social Classes.
- Elite (Social sciences)
- Power (Social sciences)
- Social classes.
- Politische Elite
- China > Kulturrevolution.
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- Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific
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