The Changing Relationship between the State and the Intellectuals in Post-Mao China
Currently, it has been suggested that intellectuals have played the most fundamental role in the transformation of state socialist societies such as Hungary in 1989–90, the former USSR, Poland and Czechoslovakia (Konrad and Szelenyi, 1991). With the erosion of bureaucratic domination and the decline of the old elite, scholars have decided that intellectuals are the only viable candidates for the new ruling class. The emergence of intellectuals as a ‘New Class’ has been a controversial issue in the sociology of intellectuals.1
KeywordsCultural Revolution Social Location Sixth Generation Chinese Intellectual Social Conscience
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