Faculty Publications

Title

Intellectuals' role in China's four modernizations: conflicts between ideas and ideology

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Developing Societies

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

101

Last Page

115

Abstract

In spite of their best intention to improve the state's relations with Chinese intellectuals, reform-minded party leaders, under pressure from conservative ideologues, have from time to time resorted to thought-control campaigns to stamp out unorthodox ideas. Tension between the state and Chinese intellectuals has been intensified and has finally culminated in the Tiananmen massacre. It is argued that the inherent need of modernization for information invariably jeopardizes relations between intellectuals and a modernising Leninist regime eager to become but unwilling to democratize. -from Author

Original Publication Date

1-1-1994

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