The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis

The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis

by Yiching Wu
     
 

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The Cultural Revolution began from above, yet it was students and workers at the grassroots who advanced the movement's radical possibilities by acting and thinking for themselves. Resolving to suppress the resulting crisis, Mao set events in motion in 1968 that left out in the cold those rebels who had taken it most seriously, Yiching Wu shows.See more details below

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The Cultural Revolution began from above, yet it was students and workers at the grassroots who advanced the movement's radical possibilities by acting and thinking for themselves. Resolving to suppress the resulting crisis, Mao set events in motion in 1968 that left out in the cold those rebels who had taken it most seriously, Yiching Wu shows.

Editorial Reviews

Arif Dirlik
The Cultural Revolution at the Margins aims to make the Cultural Revolution thinkable, to rescue it from the relentless effort both in the PRC and abroad to consign it to the proverbial dustbin of history as an aberration or a disaster. Yiching Wu’s study is based on rich materials, some previously unavailable, and is theoretically well-informed and sophisticated. It is a serious intervention not only in discussions of the CR and the Chinese revolution, but also in discussions of socialist politics.
Ted Huters
The Cultural Revolution at the Margins is a carefully researched and equally carefully thought-out account of the ideological struggles of the Cultural Revolution and its eventual suppression by a restored Party apparatus between 1966 and 1968. Using a sophisticated theoretical methodology, Wu makes a case for a compelling reinterpretation of the import of the familiar events of the CR. This book will eventually take its place as an important new analysis of the CR, and of how events of the time continue to resonate in Chinese political discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674728790
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/16/2014
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
926,349
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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