The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism

1st Edition

Zhao Jiaxiang

Routledge
April 11, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 564 Pages
ISBN 9780367478476 - CAT# K463937
Series: China Perspectives

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Summary

In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical investigation of socialist revolution and socialist construction around the world.


The collection challenges some predominant interpretations of Marx and Engels' historical materialism by focusing on that materialism, explaining the general laws of historical development and its particular trajectory in Eastern societies; discussing the attempts of the Russian Commune to avoid the torments of the capitalist system and tracing the victories and failures of the 100-year trajectory of socialism. The significance of Marx and Engels' socialist theories for contemporary social development in the Eastern societies is henceforth laid bare.


The book will be a key reference for readers studying Marxism, Marxist philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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