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dc.contributor.advisorTeo, Thomas
dc.creatorGao, Zhipeng
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T13:55:07Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T13:55:07Z
dc.date.copyright2018-08-23
dc.date.issued2018-11-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35576
dc.description.abstractBetween 1949 and 1958, the nascent Peoples Republic of China witnessed a radical shift of knowledge about the human mind that transformed pedagogy. Against the Cold War and the changing Sino-Soviet relation, Chinese psychologists progressively repudiated American and Soviet schools for their shared deterministic philosophy and disinterest in human agency and class struggle. In light of this critique, educators abandoned psychological science as the basis of pedagogy and endeavored to create a supreme new socialist student to meet Chinas economic and political agendas. This dissertation explores this exteriorization epistemic transition by juxtaposing psychology and education. Taking advantage of so far untapped archival and published sources, this dissertation explores how psychologists, educators, and students navigated between a utopian communist dream and Chinas harsh socioeconomic reality in the creation of the new socialist student ideal. Chapter One Wrestling with Human Nature argues that the critique of psychology instantiated Chinas progressive ethos that, in the endeavor of transforming human mentality, rejected scientific discovery of mental laws. Chapter Two Laborizing Education argues that students faced excessive academic and labor tasks due to Chinas pursuit of post-war recovery, of success in Cold War competition, and of forestalling future labor-based class stratification. Chapter Three Engendering Citizenship scrutinizes how educators tapped into students subjectivity to produce a new citizenship identity capable of dismantling existing social relations.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectAsian studies
dc.titleThe Mind of the New Socialist Student in the Chinese Revolutionary Imagination, 1949-1958
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology(Functional Area: History and Theory)
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2018-11-21T13:55:07Z
dc.subject.keywordsAffectivity
dc.subject.keywordsAgency
dc.subject.keywordsAll-round development
dc.subject.keywordsAmerica
dc.subject.keywordsAnti-Rightist Campaign
dc.subject.keywordsBio-politics
dc.subject.keywordsCapability
dc.subject.keywordsChina
dc.subject.keywordsChild
dc.subject.keywordsCitizenship
dc.subject.keywordsClass struggle
dc.subject.keywordsClass stratification
dc.subject.keywordsCollectivism
dc.subject.keywordsCommunism
dc.subject.keywordsCommunist party
dc.subject.keywordsCreativity
dc.subject.keywordsCurriculum
dc.subject.keywordsCriticism
dc.subject.keywordsCritique
dc.subject.keywordsDe-Stalinization
dc.subject.keywordsDemocracy
dc.subject.keywordsDeterminism
dc.subject.keywordsDialectics
dc.subject.keywordsDictatorship
dc.subject.keywordsDivision of labor
dc.subject.keywordsDogmatism
dc.subject.keywordsEconomy
dc.subject.keywordsEducability
dc.subject.keywordsEducation
dc.subject.keywordsEducational revolution
dc.subject.keywordsEmployment
dc.subject.keywordsEpistemology
dc.subject.keywordsExteriorization
dc.subject.keywordsFamily
dc.subject.keywordsGeneration
dc.subject.keywordsGovernance
dc.subject.keywordsGreat Leap Forward
dc.subject.keywordsHealth
dc.subject.keywordsHistory
dc.subject.keywordsHuman malleability
dc.subject.keywordsHuman nature
dc.subject.keywordsHuman sciences
dc.subject.keywordsHundred Flowers Campaign
dc.subject.keywordsIdealism
dc.subject.keywordsIdeology
dc.subject.keywordsIdeological and political education
dc.subject.keywordsIndependent thinking
dc.subject.keywordsIndividuality
dc.subject.keywordsLabor
dc.subject.keywordsLabor education
dc.subject.keywordsLegitimacy
dc.subject.keywordsMao
dc.subject.keywordsMaterialism
dc.subject.keywordsMarx
dc.subject.keywordsMind
dc.subject.keywordsModernization
dc.subject.keywordsMorality
dc.subject.keywordsNew socialist human
dc.subject.keywordsPavlov
dc.subject.keywordsPedagogy
dc.subject.keywordsPhilosophy
dc.subject.keywordsPolitics
dc.subject.keywordsProductivity
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology
dc.subject.keywordsRole modelling
dc.subject.keywordsSchool
dc.subject.keywordsScience
dc.subject.keywordsSocial relation
dc.subject.keywordsSocialism
dc.subject.keywordsSocialist competition
dc.subject.keywordsSoviet Union
dc.subject.keywordsSpecialization
dc.subject.keywordsStalin
dc.subject.keywordsStudent
dc.subject.keywordsSubjectivity
dc.subject.keywordsTeacher
dc.subject.keywordsTextbook
dc.subject.keywordsRevolution
dc.subject.keywordsUniformity
dc.subject.keywordsUtopia
dc.subject.keywordsWorkload


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