China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969

Not a Dinner Party

Author: Michael Schoenhals

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

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Category: History

Page: 400

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Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems.

China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-69: Not a Dinner Party

Not a Dinner Party

Author: Michael Schoenhals

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Mao Zedong launched the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" 30 years ago. This documentary history of the event presents a selection of key primary documents dealing with the Cultural Revolution's massive and bloody assault on China's political and social systems.

To Rebel is Justified

A Rhetorical Study of China's Cultural Revolution Movement, 1966-1969

Author: Shaorong Huang

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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Category: History

Page: 221

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Differentiating from other studies on China's cultural revolution movement (CRM) which mostly have focused on the infra-party power struggle, the hypnotizing power of the cult of the individual, or the cruelty of man-made class struggle, this book describes, examines, and evaluates the major rhetorical theme of the movement which is summarized in the slogan, 'rebellion is justified'. The orienting model for this criticism is William R. Brown's theory of social intervention. The three sub-systems of Brown's model, needs, power, and attention-switching, are used to explain respectively the growth and development of Mao's needs for change, the people's response to Mao's call for rebellion, and the rhetorical strategies employed by Mao and Maoists to shape the symbolic realities of the audience. This is the first book to analyze the CRM rhetoric using communication theories.

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Richard Curt Kraus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 152

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China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investigation of its origins, development, and conclusion. Drawing upon a vital trove of scholarship, memoirs, and popular culture, this Very Short Introduction illuminates this complex, often obscure, and still controversial movement. Moving beyond the figure of Mao Zedong, Richard Curt Kraus links Beijing's elite politics to broader aspects of society and culture, highlighting many changes in daily life, employment, and the economy. Kraus also situates this very nationalist outburst of Chinese radicalism within a global context, showing that the Cultural Revolution was mirrored in the radical youth movement that swept much of the world, and that had imagined or emotional links to China's red guards. Yet it was also during the Cultural Revolution that China and the United States tempered their long hostility, one of the innovations in this period that sowed the seeds for China's subsequent decades of spectacular economic growth.

Rebellion and Factionalism in a Chinese Province

Zhejiang, 1966-1976

Author: Keith Forster

Publisher: East Gate Book

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Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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A detailed case study of provincial politics during the decade-long Cultural Revolution, which analyzes the form and changing nature of mass organizations established in China by 1966. The text traces their evolution, activities and ultimate dissolution ten years later.

No Tears for Mao

Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution

Author: Niu-Niu

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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The author recounts how she, then four years old, and her grandparents survived after their home was destroyed, and her parents were dragged off, beaten and bloody, during the Cultural Revolution, and describes the changes--and the lack of change--in China since then