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Li Da And Marxist Philosophy In China - Nick Knight

Li Da And Marxist Philosophy In China

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Li Da (1890–1966) was one of China's most important Marxist intellectuals and a founding member of the Chinese Communist Party. He played a major role in the introduction of Marxist philosophy and theory to China and in its dissemination among Chinese revolutionaries. His works are now regarded in China as classics of Marxist philosophy, and he is numbered among the ten most influential Chinese intellectuals of this century. Yet, almost nothing has been written about Li Da in English. In this seminal study, Knight analyzes Li Da's contribution to the flowering of Marxist philosophy and theory in China, examining Li's writings and placing them in the context of the Marxist tradition. Knight also explores Li Da's philosophical relationship with Mao Zedong, who was heavily influenced by Li's works. Through the lens of Li's life and thought, this book provides a detailed assessment of the introduction and dissemination of Marxist philosophy and social theory in China.

Prefacep. vii
Notesp. x
The Life of a Philosopher During an Era of War and Revolutionp. 1
Notesp. 25
Marxist Philosophy and Social Theory: The Origins of LI Da's Thoughtp. 30
Notesp. 56
LI Da and Marxism, 1919-23p. 62
Notesp. 87
LI Da and Marxist Theory, 1923-32p. 90
Notesp. 109
Translation and the Dissemination of Marxism in Chinap. 112
Notesp. 144
LI Da's Elements of Sociology and Marxist Philosophy in Chinap. 151
Notesp. 173
Elements of Sociology: The History, Laws and Categories of Dialectical Materialismp. 179
Notesp. 206
Elements of Sociology: Epistemology and Logicp. 209
Notesp. 228
LI Da and Mao Zedong Thoughtp. 230
Notesp. 254
Writings on Marxist Philosophy and Theory of the 1950s and 1960sp. 257
Notesp. 288
Conclusion: LI Da and Marxist Philosophy in Chinap. 295
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 318
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ISBN: 9780813336398
ISBN-10: 0813336392
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 6th October 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1