Names and Reality in Mao Zedong's Political Discourse on Intellecturals

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Show simple item record Marinelli, M 2012-02-02T11:05:38Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Global Cultural Studies, 2009, 5 pp. 491 - 501
dc.identifier.issn 2105-2549
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This essay addresses the topic of the political use of formalized language. In the Chinese historical tradition the `correctness of language has always been considered a source of moral authority, official legitimacy and political stability. Political language has always had an intrinsic instrumental value, since its control is the most suitable way to express and convey the orthodox State ideology. Formalized language has also served as a device to standardize the range of expressiveness of Chinese intellectuals. Wittgenstein argues that words have the power to set the limit for the `expression of thoughts, because the boundaries of language indicate the boundaries of ones own world. My focus is on specific forms of power embodied in language practices and discursive formations recognizable in selected texts. This inquiry illuminates various possibilities for normalization and inculcation of formalized language. The internal constitution of selected texts is examined with an eye to the dialogic interaction with the production and reception of Maos and post-Maos political discourses on intellectuals. Analysis of language formation and use in a comparative perspective considers the socio-historical contexts and reveals a pattern of evolution, involution, and finally devolution of language.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Transtext(e)s Transcultures
dc.title Names and Reality in Mao Zedong's Political Discourse on Intellecturals
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Global Cultural Studies
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation online en_US
dc.publocation Piscataway, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 491 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 501 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Software Engineering Advances
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 110692
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2010-08-22
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Nice, France
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords software maintenance
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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