Names and Reality in Mao Zedong's Political Discourse on Intellecturals

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Show simple item record Marinelli, Maurizio en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-02T11:05:38Z 2012-02-02T11:05:38Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000901 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Marinelli Maurizio 2009, 'Names and Reality in Mao Zedong's Political Discourse on Intellecturals', Transtext(e)s Transcultures, vol. 5, pp. 491-501. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2105-2549 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This essay addresses the topic of the political use of formalized language. In the Chinese historical tradition the `correctness? of language has always been considered a source of moral authority, official legitimacy and political stability. Political language has always had an intrinsic instrumental value, since its control is the most suitable way to express and convey the orthodox State ideology. Formalized language has also served as a device to standardize the range of expressiveness of Chinese intellectuals. Wittgenstein argues that words have the power to set the limit for the `expression of thoughts?, because the boundaries of language indicate the boundaries of one?s own world. My focus is on specific forms of power embodied in language practices and discursive formations recognizable in selected texts. This inquiry illuminates various possibilities for normalization and inculcation of formalized language. The internal constitution of selected texts is examined with an eye to the dialogic interaction with the production and reception of Mao?s and post-Mao?s political discourses on intellectuals. Analysis of language formation and use in a comparative perspective considers the socio-historical contexts and reveals a pattern of evolution, involution, and finally devolution of language. en_US
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dc.publisher Transtext(e)s Transcultures en_US
dc.title Names and Reality in Mao Zedong's Political Discourse on Intellecturals en_US
dc.parent Journal of Global Cultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
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dc.identifier.startpage 491 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 501 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
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