The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China: Socialist Medicine and the New Man

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Abstract

Assuming power in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party was soon faced with a crucial problem: how to construct the socialist 'New Man'? Using Foucault's theory of 'technologies of the self', Lynteris examines the conflict between self-cultivation and the abolition of the self in the biopolitically neuralgic field of 'socialist medicine'.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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