History

Rise of the Red Engineers

Author: Joel Andreas

Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 344

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Rise of the Red Engineers explains the tumultuous origins of the class of technocratic officials who rule China today. In a fascinating account, author Joel Andreas chronicles how two mutually hostile groups—the poorly educated peasant revolutionaries who seized power in 1949 and China's old educated elite—coalesced to form a new dominant class. After dispossessing the country's propertied classes, Mao and the Communist Party took radical measures to eliminate class distinctions based on education, aggravating antagonisms between the new political and old cultural elites. Ultimately, however, Mao's attacks on both groups during the Cultural Revolution spurred inter-elite unity, paving the way—after his death—for the consolidation of a new class that combined their political and cultural resources. This story is told through a case study of Tsinghua University, which—as China's premier school of technology—was at the epicenter of these conflicts and became the party's preferred training ground for technocrats, including many of China's current leaders.
Civil engineering

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

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Category: Civil engineering

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Vols. 39-214 (1874/75-1921/22) have a section 2 containing "Other selected papers"; issued separately, 1923-35, as the institution's Selected engineering papers.
Military engineering

Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army

Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

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Category: Military engineering

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Includes the Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1881-19 .
Business & Economics

Disenfranchised

Author: Joel Andreas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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In the decades following World War II, factories in many countries not only provided secure employment and a range of economic entitlements, but also recognized workers as legitimate stakeholders, enabling them to claim rights to participate in decision making and hold factory leaders accountable. In recent decades, as employment has become more precarious, these attributes of industrial citizenship have been eroded and workers have increasingly been reduced to hired hands. As Joel Andreas shows in Disenfranchised, no country has experienced these changes as dramatically as China. Drawing on a decade of field research, including interviews with both factory workers and managers, Andreas traces the changing political status of workers inside Chinese factories from 1949 to the present, carefully analyzing how much power they have actually had to shape their working conditions.

Ingenieurbaukunst 2020 - Made in Germany

Author: Bundesingenieur

Publisher: VCH

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Page: 180

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The book presents recent outstanding buildings and structures in Europe and worldwide made by engineers from Germany. Edited by the Federal Chamber of Engineers, the compendium celebrates Ingenieurbaukunst - Engineering made in Germany.
Civil engineering

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers

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Category: Civil engineering

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Vols. 29-30 contain papers of the International Engineering Congress, Chicago, 1893; v. 54, pts. A-F, papers of the International Engineering Congress, St. Louis, 1904.