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The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty by Jack W. Chen (review)

The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty by Jack W. Chen (review) China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011 Joel Andreas's Rise of the Red Engineers is ambitious in scope and analyzes the "transformation of China's class structure since the 1949 Revolution" with rigor and style. The experience of Tsinghua University reflects both how class and understandings of class have changed over time, and although the case study may not be representative, it is no less important. Andreas's work brings fresh perspective to our understanding of class in China, of the machinations of the Cultural Revolution, and of twentieth-century experiments in Communism in comparative perspective. Finally, by establishing the basis for today's class structure (and also explaining why it is devoid of ideology, pp. 219­223), this book is a point of departure for anyone wishing to understand China in the here and now. Denise Y. Ho Denise Y. Ho is a historian of twentieth-century China. She is an assistant professor of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Notes 1. William C. Kirby, "Continuity and Change in Modern China: Economic Planning on the Mainland and on Taiwan, 1943­1958," Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, no. 24 (July 1990): 121­141. 2. Lynn T. White III, Policies of Chaos: The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty by Jack W. Chen (review)

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China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011 Joel Andreas's Rise of the Red Engineers is ambitious in scope and analyzes the "transformation of China's class structure since the 1949 Revolution" with rigor and style. The experience of Tsinghua University reflects both how class and understandings of class have changed over time, and although the case study may not be representative, it is no less important. Andreas's work brings fresh perspective to our understanding of class in China, of the machinations of the Cultural Revolution, and of twentieth-century experiments in Communism in comparative perspective. Finally, by establishing the basis for today's class structure (and also explaining why it is devoid of ideology, pp. 219­223), this book is a point of departure for anyone wishing to understand China in the here and now. Denise Y. Ho Denise Y. Ho is a historian of twentieth-century China. She is an assistant professor of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Notes 1. William C. Kirby, "Continuity and Change in Modern China: Economic Planning on the Mainland and on Taiwan, 1943­1958," Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, no. 24 (July 1990): 121­141. 2. Lynn T. White III, Policies of Chaos: The

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Published: Oct 1, 2011

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