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The Resource Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities, Yinghong Cheng

Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities, Yinghong Cheng

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Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities
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Creating the "new man"
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from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities
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Yinghong Cheng
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eng
Summary
He idea of eliminating undesirable elements from human nature to create a "new man" has been part of moral and political thinking worldwide for millennia. During the Enlightenment, European philosophers sought to construct an ideological framework for reshaping human nature. But it was only among the communist regimes of the twentieth century that such ideas were actually put into practice on a nationwide scale. In this book Yinghong Cheng examines three culturally diverse sociopolitical experiments-the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin, China under Mao, and Cuba under Castro-in an attempt to better understand the origins and development of the "new man." The book's fundamental concerns are how these communist revolutions strove to create a new, morally and psychologically superior, human being and how this task paralleled efforts to create a superior society. Cheng begins by exploring the origins of the idea of human perfectibility during the Enlightenment. His discussion moves to other European intellectual movements, and then to the creation of the Soviet Man, the first communist new man in world history. Subsequent chapters examine China's experiment with human nature, starting with the nationalistic debate about a new national character at the turn of the twentieth century; and Cuban perceptions of the new man and his role in propelling the revolution from a nationalist, to a socialist, and finally a communist movement. The last chapter considers the global influence of the Soviet, Chinese, and Cuban experiments. -- Book jacket
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Perspectives on the global past
Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities, Yinghong Cheng
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Creating the "new man" : from Enlightenment ideals to socialist realities, Yinghong Cheng
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wqzq7
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- From the Enlightenment to the Soviet new man -- "Be Mao's good soldiers" : creating the new man in China -- "Let them all become Che" : creating the new man in Cuba -- The global impact of the communist new man -- Conclusion
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