ISBN-10:
0231083858
ISBN-13:
9780231083850
Pub. Date:
11/26/1987
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume I, Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume I, Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957

by Roderick MacFarquhar

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The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume I, Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957

Why did Mao Zedong launch the cultural revolution that almost destroyed all that he had worked so long and so hard to create? In his highly praised study-now a classic-Roderick MacFarquhar seeks to answer that question by examining the politics, economics, culture, and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.

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ISBN-13: 9780231083850
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/26/1987
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 439
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roderick MacFarquhar, a former British M.P. and the founding editor of The China Quarterly, is now Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Fairbanks Center for East Asian Studies. His books include The Forbidden City and Sino-American Relations, 1949-1971.

Table of Contents

I: The 'Fundamental Change'
1. The 'High Tide' of Socialism
2. The First 'Leap Forward' is Launched
3. The Thaw Begins
4. The Soviet 20th Congress and Chinese Reactions
5. Mao Against the Plannners
6. The Thaw Spreads
7. The End of the First 'Leap Forward'
II: The CCP's Eighth Congress
8. The Position of Mao Tse-tung
9. The Dispute Over Liberalization
10. The Second Five-Year Plan
11. The New Central Leadership
III: The Rectification Campaign
12. The Impact of the Hungarian Revolt
13. A Rectification Campaign is Agreed On
14. Mao Analyses Contradictions Among the People
15. The Rectification Campaign is Launched
16. Blooming and Contending
VI: The Anti-Rightist Campaign
17. The Publication of the Contradictions Speech
18. Mao Linked with the Rightists
19. Compromise

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