Revolution and Cosmopolitanism

Accidental death tragically cut short Levenson's life and the preparation of the work. He did leave behind, however, an embryo of it in the form of this book, Revolution and Cosmopolitanism.

Author: Joseph Levenson

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520303865

Category: History

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In 1965, Joseph R. Levenson began working on a new trilogy to follow his earlier study of modern Chinese intellectual history, Confucian China and Its Modern Fate. By 1969, he had already sketched out basic outlines of the work, which was to be called Provincialism, Nationalism, and Cosmopolitanism. It was to consist of three volumes: one sounding the general themes of the arrangement, and two other elaborating its motifs. Accidental death tragically cut short Levenson's life and the preparation of the work. He did leave behind, however, an embryo of it in the form of this book, Revolution and Cosmopolitanism. Based upon a careful analysis of a wide selection of Western plays translated into Chinese during the twentieth century, Revolution and Cosmopolitanism tries to set the Communist Cultural Revolution into a new kind of historical perspective. Beginning with the demise of a Confucian China which "new youth" intellectuals found too provincial for their palates, Levenson shows how those same cosmopolitans in the 1920s and 1920s damed later Communist intellectuals of the 1950s for being to receptive to non-Chinese values. As Red Guards attacked symbols of a feudal Confucian past and a bourgeois foreign present, China slipped into a new sort of provincialism. Levenson analyzes their transformation with profound subtlety. Convinced that revolutionary China cannot forever seal itself off from universal cosmopolitan influences, he expresses sympathy throughout with the dilemma of rootless intellectuals in a society searching for a particular non-intellectual identity. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1971.

Revolution and cosmopolitanism The Western stage and the Chinese stages With a forew by F E Wakeman Jr

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The Cosmopolitan Ideal in the Age of Revolution and Reaction 1776 1832

Examines the new internationalism which emerged in Europe during the Enlightenment. This is the study of cosmopolitanism, which takes into account feminist and post-colonial critiques of the Enlightenment.

Author: Michael Henry Scrivener

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: History

Page: 279

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Examines the new internationalism which emerged in Europe during the Enlightenment. This is the study of cosmopolitanism, which takes into account feminist and post-colonial critiques of the Enlightenment. It also offers cosmopolitanism as a solution to contemporary struggles to reach a post-national political identity.

Iranian Cosmopolitanism

Revolution. Cosmopolitan. Alter-Cinema. of. Pre-Revolutionary. Iran. “Our age is
a martyred age” (sinn-i mā sinn-i shahīd shudah īst), claimed Masʻūd Kīmīyāyī, a
prominent pre- and post-revolutionary Iranian filmmaker in an interview in 1978 ...

Author: Golbarg Rekabtalaei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108307981

Category: History

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From popular and 'New Wave' pre-revolutionary films of Fereydoon Goleh and Abbas Kiarostami to post-revolutionary films of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the Iranian cinema has produced a range of films and directors that have garnered international fame and earned a global following. Golbarg Rekabtalaei takes a unique look at Iranian cosmopolitanism and how it transformed in the Iranian imagination through the cinematic lens. By examining the development of Iranian cinema from the early twentieth century to the revolution, Rekabtalaei locates discussions of modernity in Iranian cinema as rooted within local experiences, rather than being primarily concerned with Western ideals or industrialisation. Her research further illustrates how the ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity of Iran's citizenry shaped a heterogeneous culture and a cosmopolitan cinema that was part and parcel of Iran's experience of modernity. In turn, this cosmopolitanism fed into an assertion of sovereignty and national identity in a modernising Iran in the decades leading up to the revolution.

Romantic Cosmopolitanism

Author: Suh-Reen Han

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Journal of Asian History

Wheaton College ( Massachusetts ) Eugene Lubot Levenson , Joseph R . :
Revolution and Cosmopolitanism : The Western Stage and the Chinese Stages ,
with a Foreword by Frederic E . Wakeman , Jr . , ( Berkeley — Los Angeles —
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The Alienated Academy

See also Levenson , Revolution and Cosmopolitanism , p . 35 , for comments on
knowledge of Western in - jokes and sophisticated cosmopolitanism . 47 . For the
cultural theories of this school of Western - trained Chinese humanists , see ...

Author: Wen-Hsin Yeh

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Education

Page: 449

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The enormous changes in twentieth-century Chinese higher education up to the Sino-Japanese War are detailed in this pioneering work. Yeh examines the impact of instruction in English and of the introduction of science and engineering into the curriculum. Such innovations spurred the movement of higher education away from the gentry academies focused on classical studies and propelled it toward modern middle-class colleges with diverse programs. Yeh provides a typology of Chinese institutions of higher learning in the Republican period and detailed studies of representative universities. She also describes student life and prominent academic personalities in various seats of higher learning. Social changes and the political ferment outside the academy affected students and faculty alike, giving rise, as Yeh contends, to a sense of alienation on the eve of war.

Between France and the World

Framing the contradictions in her work in this manner , however , obscures the
roots of both cosmopolitanism and nationalism in the French Revolution , and
thus the ways in which Tristan's twin commitments to the nation and the world
were ...

Author: Rachel Marie Nunez

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Republicanism Communism Islam

"This book provides a denationalized historical contextualization and comparative analysis of the Philippine, Indonesian, and Vietnamese revolutions.

Author: John T. Sidel

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ISBN: 9781501755613

Category: Cosmopolitanism

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"This book provides a denationalized historical contextualization and comparative analysis of the Philippine, Indonesian, and Vietnamese revolutions. It emphasizes and evidences the importance of international circumstances and transoceanic and transcontinental cosmopolitan communities and connections-whether republican, Communist, Islamic, or otherwise- in enabling and impelling these three instances of revolutionary mobilization in Southeast Asia and in shaping their varying trajectories and outcomes"--

Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England

This cosmopolitanism necessitated a detailed refutation of the mercantile system
. He had to prove that gold and silver were not more important than other forms of
wealth ; and that if we wanted to buy them , we could always do so , if we had ...

Author: Arnold Toynbee

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The Cosmopolitan Evolution

Critical works such as Srinivas Aravamudan's Tropicopolitans (1999) and Edward Said's Orientalism (1979) study the influence of Europe upon the colonized and also how the colonized resist its over-generalizing and oppressive drive; but, ...

Author: Matthew Binney

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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Category: History

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Critical works such as Srinivas Aravamudan's Tropicopolitans (1999) and Edward Said's Orientalism (1979) study the influence of Europe upon the colonized and also how the colonized resist its over-generalizing and oppressive drive; but, these and other works have failed to examine the impact of the "foreign" on the European consciousness. The Cosmopolitan Evolution argues that reciprocity exists between the cultures and that this relationship has not yet been sufficiently explored. Working from the concept of cosmopolitanism and incorporating textual evidence from philosophy, drama of the English Renaissance, seventeenth-century travel narratives, and eighteenth-century literature, this book explores the interactions between the European consciousness and the foreign. Binney also chronicles the development of cosmopolitanism from a form of representative universalism, which seeks to enfold all humans under one ideal, towards complex universalism, which seeks to account for alternate and particular views.

Nationalism Versus Cosmopolitanism in German Thought and Culture 1789 1914

33 Writing in the journal Athenaeum ( 1789 - 1800 ) , which he had cofounded
and co - edited with his brother , Friedrich Schlegel ( 1772 - 1829 ) defined the
French Revolution , along with Fichte ' s ' doctrine of science ' or
Wissenschaftslehre ...

Author: Mary Anne Perkins

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

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Category: History

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This collection of essays by scholars of international repute explores a particular polarity with 19th Century German thought: that of nationhood and European identity. Two fundamental factors are discussed: the recognition that perceptions of German nationhood have been a crucial factor with European consciousness since long before the existence of Germany as a unified state, and an acknowledgement of bitter memories of the two World Wars of the 20th century.

Cosmopolitanism in China 1600 1950

This book is therefore a much-needed pioneering attempt to explore the implications and possibilities of Levenson's potent observation regarding China in relation to the growing scholarship on cosmopolitanism around the world.

Author: Minghui Hu

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621967115

Category: History

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At the height of the Cultural Revolution and the Cold War in 1971, the historian Joseph Levenson made the astute observation that China used to be cosmopolitan on account of Confucianism. At that time, the notion of China, much less Confucianism, as somehow being cosmopolitan may have surprised many of his readers, especially because so many conventional ideas about China-ranging from its "kith and kin" social structure to its purportedly eternal and monolithic state structure-seem to reflect a society that was the very antithesis of cosmopolitanism. Indeed, even now, or perhaps even more so now on account of growing Chinese nationalism, Han chauvinism, and global fears of a rising China, the idea of Chinese cosmopolitanism may strike many as ill conceived.Levenson, as with so much of his scholarship, was clearly on to something important. In fact, in the current academic climate it seems almost irresponsible not to address this. This book is therefore a much-needed pioneering attempt to explore the implications and possibilities of Levenson's potent observation regarding China in relation to the growing scholarship on cosmopolitanism around the world. It is an important intervention in both the current scholarship on modern China and the scholarship on cosmopolitanism in its global articulations.

Reactionary Cosmopolitanism

... much - scorned aristocracy prompted France's spiritual decay – a degradation
that had begun after the Revolution and ... et bien plus vite s'il y a révolution dans
les rapports que les classes d'une société ont entre elles , dans la distribution ...

Author: Roxana Flavia Pop

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Cosmopolitanism

Without French money to encourage the Northern and Southern colonists in
opposing Crown policies and without French military forces , the American
Revolution would have failed . One is reminded of a standard New York question
, “ Why ...

Author: Kurt Almqvist

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ISBN: 9789189672147

Category: Multiculturalism

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Patriotism Cosmopolitanism and National Culture

The essays assembled in this volume grew out of a conference held at Cornell University in November 2001.

Author: Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011854

Category: Literary Criticism

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The essays assembled in this volume grew out of a conference held at Cornell University in November 2001. The goal of the conference was to examine the claim that the city-state of Hamburg had a unique status in the cultural landscape of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Germany, a status based upon the city's republican political constitution. Hamburg's independence and its tolerant and cosmopolitan political traditions made it a focal point for progressive cultural developments during the period of the Enlightenment and after. The contributions collected here transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries by giving equal attention to literature, music, and theater, as well as to architecture and city planning. Key essays address the role that figures as diverse as C. P. E. Bach, Lessing, Klopstock, Heine, Brahms, and Thomas Mann played in shaping Hamburg's exceptional quality as a center of culture. This volume will be of interest not only to scholars doing research on Hamburg, but also to anyone with an interest in the cultural history of eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth-century Germany.

Modern Cosmopolitanism

But the plans for world revolution have not been successful , and though the
Third Internationale still exists and may be counted as a type of true cosmopolitan
activity in the field of labor , it s is not comparable in importance to many of the
other ...

Author: Katherine Dorothy Klueter

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The Tragedy of Leon Trotsky

Lenin , for all his commitment to the cosmopolitanism of revolution , was in spirit a
Russian and so , when away from Russia , in spirit an exile . But unlike many
other Russian exiles , he avoided drifting , by his hold on the hard demands of ...

Author: Ronald Segal

Publisher: Hutchinson Radius

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The OtherSide

Cosmopolitanism Growth of industry and the spread of English language will not
modernise India as the cosmopolites ... universalism , of need to imitate not out of
devotion but of wish for vain elegance , of reconstruction without revolution .

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Journal of Dharma

PERMANENT REVOLUTION AND PERPETUAL PEACE Revisiting Kantian
Cosmopolitanism Roy Varghese Palatty 1. Introduction We live in a globalized
cosmopolitan world . Solitary conception of one's existence is not only limited in
its ...

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