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Article by Wang Guiren (王贵仁) on the early reception of historical materialism in China

20 世纪早期中国学者对唯物史观的阐释及其演变


Publication date: 2010/11/1

Journal: 史学理论研究

Volume: 3

Pages: 15-26

Abstract: 唯物史观在中国的传播, 并非单纯的理论复制, 而是一个选择, 理解和不断阐释的过程. 中国学者最初将唯物史观解读为经济史观, 带有明显的机械决定论倾向; 从20 世纪20 年代起, 唯物史观阐释旨趣发生了转变, 社会改造成为阐释的目的和中心; 阶级斗争学说最初没有被纳入唯物史观的思想体系; 中国学者在阐释社会革命的过程中, 促使阶级斗争学说渗透进唯物史观的理论体系, 并成为核心内容. 8 more words

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Materialist Conceptions.

“Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.; that therefore the production of the immediate material means, and consequently the degree of economic development attained by a given people or during a given epoch, form the foundation upon which the state institutions, the legal conceptions, art, and even the ideas on religion, of the people concerned have been evolved, and in the light of which they must, therefore, be explained, instead of vice versa, as had hitherto been the case.”

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