Wang, Y. Chu
January 1958
Foreign Affairs;Jan1958, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p315
Academic Journal
More changes have taken place in China in the last eight decades after the Tientsin Massacre of 1870 than in the previous two thousand years. The political system has changed from a monarchy to a republic and then to a people's democracy. The economic and social structures have changed almost beyond recognition. And even the old cultural values have largely lost their meanings. The author of this article believes that the Chinese elite have played a central role in bringing these changes. Therefore, it is the intention of the author to examine the social and political status of the intelligentsia in the changing China.


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