Abandoned or Merely Lost in Translation?

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Abandoned or Merely Lost in Translation? / Schoenhals, Michael.

I: Inner Asia, Vol. 10, Nr. 1, 2008, s. 113-130.

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T1 - Abandoned or Merely Lost in Translation?

AU - Schoenhals, Michael

N1 - An earlier version of this article appeared as an Asia Paper, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, August 2007.

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - The article’s findings show how in the Chinese reform-era of the 1980s and 90s, language control and strategic management of political discourse exercised by cadres in China's communist party propaganda apparatus helped forestall a development along Soviet lines ending with the sudden collapse of the socialist state. The findings indicate that the post-reform future—which in parts of China has, in fact, already arrived—is likely to see the contested disappearance of the traditional symbols and rhetoric of socialism “as we know it,” but that this transformation of discourse must be distinguished from the demise of socialism per se.

AB - The article’s findings show how in the Chinese reform-era of the 1980s and 90s, language control and strategic management of political discourse exercised by cadres in China's communist party propaganda apparatus helped forestall a development along Soviet lines ending with the sudden collapse of the socialist state. The findings indicate that the post-reform future—which in parts of China has, in fact, already arrived—is likely to see the contested disappearance of the traditional symbols and rhetoric of socialism “as we know it,” but that this transformation of discourse must be distinguished from the demise of socialism per se.

KW - Politics

KW - reform

KW - cadres

KW - discourse

KW - China

M3 - Article

VL - 10

SP - 113

EP - 130

JO - Inner Asia

T2 - Inner Asia

JF - Inner Asia

SN - 2210-5018

IS - 1

ER -