This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution.

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Part I Introduction

chapter 1|17 pages


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Part II Leaders: self-construction from the functional perspective

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Part III Heroes: self-construction from the emotional perspective

chapter 5|20 pages

Narrating politicized subjectivity

chapter 6|33 pages

The nobility of ambivalence and devotion

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Part IV Sophisticates: self-construction from the aesthetic perspective

chapter 7|36 pages

Clinging to refinement in the revolution

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Part V Epilogue

chapter 9|3 pages