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The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Yang Jisheng
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374716919
Size: 50.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 768
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Book Description: Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail. As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of Mao Zedong’s ultra-leftist politics. Reacting in part to the Soviet Union’s "revisionism" that he regarded as a threat to the future of socialism, Mao mobilized the masses in a battle against what he called "bourgeois" forces within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This ten-year-long class struggle on a massive scale devastated traditional Chinese culture as well as the nation’s economy. Following his groundbreaking and award-winning history of the Great Famine, Tombstone, Yang Jisheng here presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years' lasting influence today. The World Turned Upside Down puts every political incident, major and minor, of those ten years under extraordinary and withering scrutiny, and arrives in English at a moment when contemporary Chinese governance is leaning once more toward a highly centralized power structure and Mao-style cult of personality.


The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140137323
Size: 76.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 430
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Book Description: Within the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant ethic - the ideology of the propertied class - there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success 'might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions, might have disestablished the state church and rejected the protestant ethic'. In 'The World Turned Upside Down' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering 'masterless' men, the outbursts of sexual freedom, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs.


The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: R. J. Barry Jones
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051012
Size: 56.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: The world turned upside down? interrogates the widespread claim that contemporary globalization has ended the centrality of the state in world affairs and is effectively irreversible. It offers discriminating definitions of globalization, internationalization and international interdependence and demonstrates the analytical and empirical difficulties generated by these concepts. Developments at the end of the twentieth century are compared with those of earlier eras, particularly the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth centuries. The book also surveys the historical role of the state and its enduring importance for human well-being. A central focus of the book is the challenge posed by contemporary developments to the role and capacity of the modern state and the consequences should such challenges prove to be overwhelming.


The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Ann Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 71.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Children's poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 38
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Politics And History In William Golding

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Author: Paul Crawford
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826263049
Size: 58.49 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 261
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Book Description: "Politics and History in William Golding provides a much needed politicized and historicized reading of William Golding's novels as a counter to previous, universalizing criticism. Paul Crawford argues that an understanding of fantastic and carnivalesque modes in Golding's work is vital if we are to appreciate fully his interrogation of twentieth-century life." "The fantastic and carnivalesque are foundational to both the satirical and nonsatirical approaches that mark Golding's early and late fiction. No previous study has analyzed this structure that is so central to his work. Politics and History in William Golding examines this writer's work more fully than it has been studied within the convoluted context of the last half of the twentieth century. Crawford directly links Golding's various deployments of the fantastic and carnivalesque to historical, political, and social change." --Book Jacket.


The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Fred Meyer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410722341
Size: 66.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: Anderson Andy Noble had been a fourteen-year-old quadriplegic. Now, in the Fifth Kingdom, the King gives him a new body. "Tu para siempre vas a andar conmigo You are to walk with me forever." Andy has been Andar ever since. He is TopCom of the Firefly A3 space trainer and is mentor to a troubled pilot, Storm, and the girl engineer, Trace, who wears a SIS, her Separate Interchangeable Self-propelled robot. The space trio find themselves trying to solve the mystery of three Fireflies, and, at the same time, secretly helping the mentally-challenged Shermy and a group of backpackers with their adventures in rock collecting, rocketry, and river rafting. Trends show that children from pre-school age and up are learning to work with computers. Most of them know what happens when a virus gets into the system. They understand the analogy to the human factor of anger. Mystery of the Firefly Charms in the Andar's Adventures series is a fantasy that shows the attitude adjustment that can help them fight this virus. Readers learn there is a need to teach others no matter what the physical or mental problem. They learn how they can help better the lives now of disabled, mentally-challenged, rejected, and terminally-ill children they may know and how lives are changed forever by the King in the Fifth Kingdom.


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Author: Richard Ferrie
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 58.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: A fascinating history brings to life the Battle of Yorktown and the courage and determination of General George Washington who did everything in his power to win the war and create a new country.


When The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Kathleen Starck
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443816191
Size: 72.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 135
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Book Description: This collection of essays explores post-1989 Western perceptions of Eastern Europe and how these manifest themselves in cultural representations. It starts out from findings in the academic field of “post-socialism”, claiming that “Easterners” and “Westerners” are still very much under the influence of the socialisation they underwent during the Cold War and its aftermath. As a consequence, the revolutions of 1989 and 1990 and the subsequent opportunities for exchange did not necessarily bring about a reconciliation of the different worldviews. It seems the East-West divide has not simply vanished with the collapse of socialism. The essays included in this book examine in how far the divide is mirrored in the cultural arena. They focus on portrayals of post-1989 Eastern European political and social transformations in Western poetry, fiction, travel writing, autobiography, theatre and documentaries and investigate the West’s fascination with the “Wild East” and how outsiders view or have experienced Eastern life after the iron curtain was lifted.


New Rules Searching For Self Fulfillment In A World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Daniel Yankelovich
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 52.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 278
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Book Description: Examines the American emphasis on alternataive life-styles, selffulfillment, and new behavioral codes, arguing that changing social trends mean changes in our patterns of producing goods and earning a living


The World Turned Upside Down

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Author: Nicholas Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780898436709
Size: 76.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 227
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Book Description: Aspen Policy Books is a series of annual publications on the United States' most pressing foreign policy and national security issues. In 2017, the Aspen Strategy Group examined the future of the liberal world order. The papers in this volume outline the history and importance the system of institutions and normative values that have underpinned the international system since the end of WWII. They also highlight some of the key threats to this order that have emerged over the past several years and endeavor to provide practical recommendations for meeting these challenges.