The Spirit of Selflessness in Maoist China: Socialist Medicine and the New Man

Socialist Medicine and the New Man

  • Christos Lynteris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


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'.


China communism conflict medicine property Self socialism transcription

Authors and affiliations

  • Christos Lynteris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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