Intellectuals' role in China's four modernizations: conflicts between ideas and ideology
Journal of Developing Societies
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
Taifa Yu, "Intellectuals' role in China's four modernizations: conflicts between ideas and ideology" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4376.