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Words and Their Stories: Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution Ban Wang

Words and Their Stories: Essays on the Language of the Chinese Revolution

Ban Wang

Published October 5th 2010
ISBN : 9789004188617
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352 pages
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In spite of dislocations and ruptures in China s revolutionary language, to rethink this discourse is to revisit a history in terms of sedimented layers of linguistic meanings and political aspirations. Earlier meanings of revolutionary words mayMoreIn spite of dislocations and ruptures in China s revolutionary language, to rethink this discourse is to revisit a history in terms of sedimented layers of linguistic meanings and political aspirations. Earlier meanings of revolutionary words may persist or coexist with non-revolutionary rivals. Recovery of the vital uses of key revolutionary words projects critical alternatives in which contemporary capitalist myths can be contested.