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Seeking a Balance Between the Common People and the Elite


  • Shi Zhong


>p>The term >i>mincui zhuyi>/i>, translated as "populism," can be interpreted in either a narrow sense or in a broad sense. In terms of its narrower definition, the term "populism" naturally refers to, as some scholars put it:>/p>>p>A kind of social ideology that took shape in the nineteenth century in Russia. It advocated that the intelligentsia should go to the common people and lead the peasants in transcending the stage of capitalism in order to leap directly into [the stage of] socialism.>/p>

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  • Shi Zhong, 1995. "Seeking a Balance Between the Common People and the Elite," Chinese Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(2), pages 3-14, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:chinec:v:28:y:1995:i:2:p:3-14

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