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Linguistic Engineering

Language and Politics in Mao's China

Linguistic Engineering( )
Author: Ji, Fengyuan
ISBN:978-0-8248-2536-2
Publication Date:Nov 2003
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $52.00
Book Description:

When Mao and the Chinese Communist Party won power in 1949, they were determined to create new, revolutionary human beings. Their most precise instrument of ideological transformation was a massive program of linguistic engineering. They taught everyone a new political vocabulary, gave old words new meanings, converted traditional terms to revolutionary purposes, suppressed words that expressed "incorrect" thought, and required the whole population to recite slogans, stock phrases,...
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Book Details
Pages:360
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Political Science / World / Asian
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.3 Pounds



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