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61-72; and Ge Maochun on how to use the class struggle viewpoint in historical research, pp. 117-31. Some of these doubts are implied in the rather defensive tones adopted in many essays in the Hongqi collection, for example, the essay on the historical thought of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin by Song Shitang and Li Demao, pp. 21-44. The curiosity about foreign models does not necessarily lead to adoption. There are relatively few attempts to use borrowed terminoloy; see the critical discussion of the use of communication theory and of cybernetics in Bai Gang, Zhongguo Fengjian Shehui Changqi Yamu Wenti Lunzhan ti Youlai yu Fazhan (The origin and development of the debate over the extended continuation of Chinese feudal society; Beijing: Zhongguo shehui Kexue, 1984) pp.

59. See notes 50 and 55 above. 60. I refer here only to articles and books published during the years 1981-4. For the earlier years 1949-80, the output was only a fraction of what was published in Taiwan alone; see Sung Shee's bibliography (note 48 above). 61. This is now being steadily remedied, as in the first twelve articles of the 1982 volume; the first seven in the 1983 volume; and the first nine in the 1984 volume of Song essays (see note 48 above). Although Brian McKnight is right in saying that most of these are on subjects already covered by Japanese scholars some decades ago, nevertheless their publication ensures that historians in China are systematically using detailed historical data in ways neglected for over thirty years (see note 36 above).

293-5) who greatly admired the spirit of Yue Fei. 42. Tongshi, vol. 63--6; 182-5; 313-18; 337-46. 43. Shigao, ch. 3, 155--208, is an attempt to present this point judiciously. Also parts of ch. 210-14, 250-8. 238-40. 44. There are exceptions: peasant leaders who start rebellions are heroically treated, see the Tongshi and Shigao references in note 39 above. There are now attempts to remedy this reluctance by producing several popular series of books on 'outstanding people' Uiechu renwu), concentrating on heroes, patriots and talented people of historical interest.

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