Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Synopsis

This biography of Deng Tuo (1912-1966) is a social history of intellectuals as agents in China's socialist revolution. It places Deng Tuo's writings and ideas in the rich context of his social experience as a member of the Communist bureaucracy and as an elite artist and aesthete. The tension between service to politics and service to culture was ultimately disasterous for Deng and for China's revolution: his ghost haunts the halls of power in Beijing today.
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