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Author Lu, Xing, 1956-

Title Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution : the impact on Chinese thought, culture, and communication / Xing Lu
Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Series Studies in rhetoric/communication
Studies in rhetoric/communication
Contents My family caught in the cultural revolution -- Language, thought, and culture in the Chinese political context -- A rhetorical analysis of political slogans -- A rhetorical analysis of wall posters -- A rhetorical analysis of revolutionary songs and model operas -- A rhetorical analysis of political rituals -- A rhetorical analysis of post-cultural revolution political discourse -- Conclusion and implications
Summary "Now known to the Chinese as the "ten years of chaos," the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76) brought death to thousands of Chinese and persecution to millions." "Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period. Xing Lu examines how leaders of the Communist Party constructed and enacted a rhetoric in political contexts to legitimize power and violence and to dehumanize a group of people identified as class enemies."
"Lu provides close readings of the movement's primary texts - political slogans, official propaganda, wall posters, and the lyrics of mass songs and model operas. She also scrutinizes such ritualistic practices as the loyalty dance, denunciation rallies, political study sessions, and criticism and self-criticism meetings. Lu enriches her rhetorical analyses of these texts with her own story and that of her family, as well as with interviews conducted in China and the United States with persons who experienced the Cultural Revolution during their teenage years."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Zhong guo gong chan dang
Rhetorical criticism -- China
Cultural revolution.
15.70 history of Europe.
China -- Kulturrevolution
Politische Sprache
Retórica -- Aspectos políticos -- China.
Rhetorical criticism.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
China -- Historia -- 1966-1969 (Revolución cultural)
China -- Kulturrevolution.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1643361481