The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China

Author(s): 
Lynteris, Christos
ISBN: 
9781137293824
Date published: 
September 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00

Assuming power in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party was soon faced with a crucial problem: how to construct the socialist 'New Man'? Using Foucault's theory of 'technologies of the self', Lynteris examines the conflict between self-cultivation and the abolition of the self in the biopolitically neuralgic field of 'socialist medicine'.