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THE MAGIC OF CONCEPTS: WANG YAN’AN AND THE ‘ECONOMIC’ IN THE 1930s AND 1940s

Tuesday 16th November at 4.00 p.m. in RHB 309 Professor Rebecca E Karl will give a talk entitled The Magic of Concepts: Wang Yan’an and the ‘Economic’ in 1930s/40s.

This talk focuses on how ‘the economic’ was construed philosophically as a historically-specific conceptual problem as against the Austrian School of Economics in the context of 1930s/40s China. Karl’s main protagonist is Wang Yan’an, best known as the translator of Marx, Smith, and Ricardo, who was also a major Marxist (albeit not a Communist Party) social theorist at that time.

Please publicise widely to colleagues and students

Many thanks
Elaine Webb

Elaine Webb
Administrator, Department of Politics
Goldsmiths, University of London
Warmington Tower
New Cross, London
SE14 6NW
Tel: 020 7919 7740
Fax: 020 7919 7743

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Mao Zedong

MAO ZEDONG AND CHINA IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD

 

From Rebecca Karl:

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History (Duke University Press). The book describes Mao Zedong’s life and thought in relation to the Chinese revolution and twentieth-century history. It is ideal for teaching.

“Rebecca E. Karl has written a lively, readable account of Mao’s life and thought, showing how they fit into and affected the twentieth-century world.”—Delia Davin, author of Mao Zedong

For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press, please visit http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=19935  

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Chinese Revolution

THE TRAGEDY OF THE CHINESE REVOLUTION

New from Haymarket Books:

The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution
By Harold R. Isaacs

Introduction by Leon Trotsky

MOST ACCOUNTS OF the modern Chinese state begin with Mao’s 1949 Revolution; but to understand how the contest for power in one of the world’s most controversial nations began, it is necessary to look further back. In The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution, Isaac’s classic work of Marxist scholarship, the story of a promising struggle of workers and peasants for genuine self-government in 1925-27 is masterfully reclaimed. The defeat of their fight for socialism from below profoundly shaped the course of China’s development thereafter, in which the crude and illegitimate formulation of socialism from above became the order of the day. Originally published in 1938, The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution makes an important contribution to discussions of the developing clash between China and other international powers, as well as to the country’s enigmatic internal conflicts.

HAROLD R. ISAACS was a Marxist historian who identified closely with Trotsky’s critique of the Soviet Union’s degeneration under the control of an authoritarian Stalinist bureaucracy.

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The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution
By Harold R. Isaacs
March 2009
ISBN: 9781931859844
Paperback
$24.00
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