The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China : Socialist Medicine and the New Man Hardback
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'.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 126 pages, X, 126 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 30/10/2012
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781137293824
- Paperback / softback from £40.79