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Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia

Timothy Cheek


The key role of intellectuals in Mao's China has confounded Western scholars. Were they potential dissidents or actual servants of Chinese communism? The Chinese Communist Party could not have taken over China or governed it without a coalition of forces that included the intellectuals who articulated its goals and administered its complex bureaucracy. Deng Tuo (1912–66) — founding editor of People's Daily, accomplished traditional scholar, and critical commentator on political issues — has served as an example of this confusion. His life illustrates an experience of intellectual service in Ma ... More

Keywords: Mao, China, communism, Chinese Communist party, Deng Tuo, revolution, Beijing, People's Daily, Chinese Marxism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Cheek, author
Colorado College