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By Joel Andreas

Rise of the pink Engineers explains the tumultuous origins of the category of technocratic officers who rule China at the present time. In a desirable account, writer Joel Andreas chronicles how collectively opposed groups—the poorly proficient peasant revolutionaries who seized energy in 1949 and China's previous knowledgeable elite—coalesced to shape a brand new dominant type. After dispossessing the country's propertied sessions, Mao and the Communist occasion took radical measures to cast off category differences in accordance with schooling, hectic antagonisms among the hot political and outdated cultural elites. eventually, besides the fact that, Mao's assaults on either teams through the Cultural Revolution spurred inter-elite solidarity, paving the way—after his death—for the consolidation of a brand new category that mixed their political and cultural assets. This tale is instructed via a case examine of Tsinghua collage, which—as China's most popular college of technology—was on the epicenter of those conflicts and have become the party's most well liked education floor for technocrats, together with lots of China's present leaders.

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