Publisher: U OF M CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES (December 11, 2002)
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Over the process the 20 th century, the Guomindang (the KMT or Nationalists) articulated and advertised symbols, qualities, and associations the most important to a modernizing China. Understood as elements of modernity, tangible parts (paper funds, flags, nationwide anthems), particular associations (educational, governmental, and clinical facilities), and intangible characteristics (nationalism, social belief, social self-discipline) all drew the eye and advocacy of get together members.This quantity bargains a reappraisal of Guomindang historical past in response to a detailed research of cultural, ideational, and symbolic practices instead of the extra universal social, political, and monetary frames. Chapters on schooling guidelines and practices, social gathering relatives with chinese language Christian and missionary groups, using paper foreign money, political propaganda, and the development of medical associations all supply clean issues of comparability with chinese language Communist principles, practices, and dilemmas. The essays the following spotlight the complexities and variety of artistic probabilities confronting a countryside bent upon the "modernizing" mission.Terry Bodenhorn is Assistant Professor of background, collage of Illinois, Springfield.
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