The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

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In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen: Peking Man. After the communist revolution of 1949, Peking Man became a prominent figure in the movement to bring science to the people. In a new state with twin goals of crushing superstition and establishing a socialist society, the story of human evolution was the first lesson in Marxist philosophy offered to the masses. At the same time, even Mao s populist commitment to mass ...

The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226738604

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The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226738598

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