The Power of Words: Literacy and Revolution in South China, 1949-95

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UBC Press, 2011年11月1日 - 260 頁
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This book is a social and political history of the struggle for literacy in rural China from 1949 until 1994. It aims to show how China's revolutionary leaders conceived and promoted literacy in the countryside and how villagers made use of the literacy education and schools they were offered. Rather than focusing narrowly on educational issues alone, Peterson examines the larger significance of P.R.C. literacy efforts by situating the literacy movement within the broad context of major themes and issues in the social and political history of post-1949 China. Following the recent trend toward regional and local history, this book focuses on the linguistically diverse, socially complex, and politically awkward southeastern coastal province of Guangdong. As well, Peterson conducted interviews with local officials and teachers in several Guangdong counties in 1988 and 1989.
 

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Literacy and Society in Modern China
3
2 Minban Schools and the Reaffirmation of Voluntarism in Village Education
22
3 The Contested Priorities of Early Postrevolutionary Mass Education
40
4 The Problem of the Teachers
58
5 Collectivization and the Increased Importance of Literacy
73
6 The National Literacy Campaigns of 1956 and 1958
85
7 Beijings Language Reform and Guangdongs Opposition
103
The Agricultural Middle School Experiment 195865
118
9 The Cultural Revolution
134
10 Literacy and Economic Development in the PostMao Era
150
11 The Struggle for Literacy in Guangdong
171
Educational Levels in Guangdong by District City and County 1982
182
Notes
186
Bibliography
216
Index
243
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Glen Peterson is an assistant professor in the Department of History, University of British Columbia.

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