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Wanning Sun
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When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949, it faced the enormous task of building not only a new national economy, but also a new class politics. Mao realised that a cultural transformation, rather than simply a political commitment, was necessary for his “continuous revolution.” For this purpose, how to mobilise workers and peasants, previously exploited and oppressed by capitalists, to identify with and actively participate in the socialist modernisation process became the biggest challenge. To this end, cultural production under the ideological tutelage of the CCP was geared toward actively promoting the idea of class identity transformation…

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Bibliographical reference

Wanning Sun, « Editorial », China Perspectives, 2015/2 | 2015, 3-5.

Electronic reference

Wanning Sun, « Editorial », China Perspectives [Online], 2015/2 | 2015, Online since 01 January 2017, connection on 20 June 2018. URL :

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