The Resource Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution, Daniel Leese

Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution, Daniel Leese

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Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution
Title
Mao cult
Title remainder
rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Leese
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first history of the cult of Mao that was fostered by the Communist Party, and used by Mao himself at the height of the Cultural Revolution, to ensure the loyalty of the people"--
  • "Mao Zedong's political and cultural legacy remains potent even in today's China. There have been many books that have explored his posthumous legacy, but none that has scrutinized the cult of Mao and the massive worship that was fostered around him at the height of his powers during the Cultural Revolution. This riveting book is the first to do so. By analyzing previously secret archival documents, obscure objects, and political pamphlets, Daniel Leese traces the tumultuous history of the cult within the Communist Party and at the grassroots level. The Party leadership's original intention was to develop a prominent brand symbol, which would compete with the nationalists' elevation of Chiang Kai-shek. They did not, however, anticipate that Mao would use this symbolic power to mobilize Chinese youth to rebel against party bureaucracy itself. The result was anarchy, and when the army was called in, it relied on mandatory rituals of worship, such as daily reading of the Little Red Book or performances of 'the loyalty dance' to restore order. Such fascinating detail sheds light not only on the personality cult of Mao, but also on hero-worship in other traditions."--
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Leese, Daniel
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.7
LC item number
L44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mao, Zedong
  • Mao, Zedong
  • Cultural Revolution (China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • Political science
  • Personenkult
  • Kulturrevolution (China)
  • Personenkult
  • Kulturrevolution
Label
Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution, Daniel Leese
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Coming to Terms with "Cult of the Individual": 1. The secret speech and its impact; 2. The dual nature of commodities; 3. Redefining the cult; Part II. Charismatic Mobilization: 4. Lively study and application; 5. The little red book; 6. Spectacles of worship; Part III. Cult and Compliance: 7. Ambiguous symbols; 8. The language of loyalty; 9. Rituals and commodities; 10. Curbing the cult
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Coming to Terms with "Cult of the Individual": 1. The secret speech and its impact; 2. The dual nature of commodities; 3. Redefining the cult; Part II. Charismatic Mobilization: 4. Lively study and application; 5. The little red book; 6. Spectacles of worship; Part III. Cult and Compliance: 7. Ambiguous symbols; 8. The language of loyalty; 9. Rituals and commodities; 10. Curbing the cult
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521152228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010054238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
.ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695390268
  • (OCoLC)ocn695390268
Label
Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in China's Cultural Revolution, Daniel Leese
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Coming to Terms with "Cult of the Individual": 1. The secret speech and its impact; 2. The dual nature of commodities; 3. Redefining the cult; Part II. Charismatic Mobilization: 4. Lively study and application; 5. The little red book; 6. Spectacles of worship; Part III. Cult and Compliance: 7. Ambiguous symbols; 8. The language of loyalty; 9. Rituals and commodities; 10. Curbing the cult
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Coming to Terms with "Cult of the Individual": 1. The secret speech and its impact; 2. The dual nature of commodities; 3. Redefining the cult; Part II. Charismatic Mobilization: 4. Lively study and application; 5. The little red book; 6. Spectacles of worship; Part III. Cult and Compliance: 7. Ambiguous symbols; 8. The language of loyalty; 9. Rituals and commodities; 10. Curbing the cult
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780521152228
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010054238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
.ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)695390268
  • (OCoLC)ocn695390268

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