By C. Lynteris
Assuming strength in 1949, the chinese language Communist occasion was once confronted with a vital challenge: the best way to build the socialist 'New Man'? at the one hand, led via Liu Shaoqi, the proponents of the technocracy recommended self-cultivation. Led through Mao Zedong, their competitors recommended the complete opposite approach: the abolition of the self and the establishment of a mass subjectivity.
Examining this clash during the analytical lens of Foucault's 'technologies of the self' and in terms of biopolitics, the publication explores how the conflict for the self in Maoist China revolved round the interpretation of the 'spirit of selflessness' as embodied by means of the heroic Canadian health care provider, Norman Bethune, who misplaced his existence as a volunteer health professional of the crimson military. The booklet narrates how, referred to as to include this selfless spirit, docs have been trapped in a spiral among cultivation and abolition, resulting in the explosion of ideology in the course of the Cultural Revolution.
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