Mao's "on contradiction," mao-hegel/mao-deleuze


Journal Article

© Purdue University. Mao Tse-Tung's famous 1937 essay "On Contradiction" is regarded as a significant attempt to redefine and reapply Marx's notion of a "dialectical contradiction" to the Chinese revolutionary conjuncture of Mao's time. I set out the principles outlined in Mao's essay, before arguing that the revolutionary conjuncture of his time no longer exists in the era of globalization and neoliberalism. I conclude that a new conception of "antagonism" is needed, and revise Mao's position with the aid of the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Surin, K

Published Date

  • September 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1481-4374

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.7771/1481-4374.3248

Citation Source

  • Scopus