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Chinese Students Encounter America, and: Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China's Youth in the Rustication Movement (review)

Chinese Students Encounter America, and: Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China's Youth in... 158 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Qian Ning. Chinese Students Encounter America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. xvi, 280 pp. Hardcover $35.00, isbn 0­295­ 98180­6. Yihong Pan. Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China's Youth in the Rustication Movement. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. v, 284 pp. Hardcover $75.00, isbn 0­7391­0433­0. Qian Ning and Yihong Pan represent different generations of Chinese students and bring vastly different personal backgrounds to their valuable and varying accounts of the fate of Chinese students over the last forty years. While Pan covers late Maoism, from the 1960s to about 1980, and thus in a real sense is writing about the "victims" of the Cultural Revolution and the subsequent rustication movement--sometimes referred to as "the lost generation"--Qian is concerned with the reform period and the "beneficiaries" of Deng Xiaoping's initiatives to open China to the outside world and allow its students to study abroad. The contrast between these different generations is clear at many points in these books. For example, Pan discusses the case of Zheng Yi. Deprived of the right to wear a Mao badge in August 1966 because he represented the "enemy class," Zheng showed his loyalty http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Chinese Students Encounter America, and: Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China's Youth in the Rustication Movement (review)

China Review International , Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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158 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Qian Ning. Chinese Students Encounter America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. xvi, 280 pp. Hardcover $35.00, isbn 0­295­ 98180­6. Yihong Pan. Tempered in the Revolutionary Furnace: China's Youth in the Rustication Movement. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2003. v, 284 pp. Hardcover $75.00, isbn 0­7391­0433­0. Qian Ning and Yihong Pan represent different generations of Chinese students and bring vastly different personal backgrounds to their valuable and varying accounts of the fate of Chinese students over the last forty years. While Pan covers late Maoism, from the 1960s to about 1980, and thus in a real sense is writing about the "victims" of the Cultural Revolution and the subsequent rustication movement--sometimes referred to as "the lost generation"--Qian is concerned with the reform period and the "beneficiaries" of Deng Xiaoping's initiatives to open China to the outside world and allow its students to study abroad. The contrast between these different generations is clear at many points in these books. For example, Pan discusses the case of Zheng Yi. Deprived of the right to wear a Mao badge in August 1966 because he represented the "enemy class," Zheng showed his loyalty

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Published: Jan 18, 2004

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