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Marxist Philosophy in China : From Qu Qiubai to Mao Zedong, 1923-1945

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  • First detailed history in English of Marxist philosophy in China during its formative years, 1923-1945

  • A major contribution to the study of the formation of the Chinese Communist Party’s ideology

  • First comparative study of the contribution of four major philosophers to the introduction to China and elaboration of Marxist philosophy to China. These philosophers are Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, Li Da and Mao Zedong

  • First study in English to focus on the philosophical thought of Qu Qiubai, a major intellectual and political figure in the early history of the Chinese Communist Party

  • A major contribution to the comparative study of the history of Marxist philosophy

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This book examines the introduction of Marxist philosophy to China from the early 1920s to the mid 1940s. It does this through an examination of the philosophical activities and writings of four Chinese Marxist philosophers central to this process. These are Qu Qiubai, Ai Siqi, Li Da and Mao Zedong. The book sets the philosophical writings of these philosophers in the context of the development of Marxist philosophy internationally, and examines particularly the influence on these philosophers of Soviet Marxist philosophy. It argues that these Chinese Marxist philosophers’ interpretations of Marxist philosophy were quite orthodox when judged by the standards of contemporary Soviet Marxism. The book explores core themes in Marxist philosophy in China, including the dilemma of determinism, and investigates the way in which these Chinese Marxist philosophers sought a formula for the ‘Sinification’ of Marxist philosophy that both retained the universal dimensions of Marxism and allowed its application to the Chinese context. The book concludes with analysis of the role of the Yanan New Philosophy Association in developing from Soviet Marxist philosophy the philosophical dimension of Mao Zedong Thought, the official ideology of the Chinese Communist Party after 1945.

Keywords

  • China
  • Karl Marx
  • Marx
  • Marxism
  • bibliography
  • dialectical materialism
  • logic
  • philosophy

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  • Griffith University, Australia

    Nick Knight

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-3806-8
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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)