Giving Marxism a lease on life in China

James C. Hsiung

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    This chapter explains to demonstrate ultimately that there is a logical interrelationship in the endeavors, driven as they are by an inherent political motive. Commenting on the danger of bourgeois contamination, the Red Flag discussed why the “commodity exchange” mentality must not be allowed to “pervade the Party’s political life.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Commitee, in September 1985, issued another document, “Notice Regarding Reforming the Moral Education and Political Teachings in Schools.” The justification was that this “collective wisdom” embodied the best synthesis of Marxist-Leninist strictures and the CCP’s revolutionary experience. Zhu Houze, the CCP’s propaganda director, also reportedly said that there should be an open and congenial academic atmosphere in which new economic hypotheses could be formulated and tested. Marxist education was inseparable from moral education, which, according to the CCP’s view, was indispensable to the Chinese nation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationChanges and Continuities in Chinese Communism
    Subtitle of host publicationVolume I: Ideology, Politics, and Foreign Policy
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429692840
    ISBN (Print)0813374111, 9780367013981
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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