Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao's China
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360pp. November 2003
Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao's China
Author: Ji Fengyuan;
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
"This book should be useful not only to those who study modern Chinese language, but also to those who are interested in modern Chinese history and social phenomena. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty." —Choice (June 2004) <
Author: Ji Fengyuan;
Ji Fengyuan is lecturer in Asian studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
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