The Chinese cultural revolution as history

Format: Print Book 2006
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS778.7.C4563 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  DS778.7.C4563 2006
 
 
Summary

Based on a wide variety of unusual and only recently available sources, this book covers the entire Cultural Revolution decade (1966-76) and shows how the Cultural Revolution was experienced by ordinary Chinese at the base of urban and rural society. The contributors emphasize the complex interaction of state and society during this tumultuous period, exploring the way events originating at the center of political power changed people's lives and how, in turn, people's responses took the Cultural Revolution in unplanned and unanticipated directions. This approach offers a more fruitful way to understand the Cultural Revolution and its historical legacies.

The book provides a new look at the student Red Guard movements, the effort to identify and cultivate potential "revolutionary" leaders in outlying provinces, stubborn resistance to campaigns to destroy the old culture, and the violence and mass killings in rural China.

Contents
The Chinese Cultural Revolution as history, an introduction / Joseph W. Esherick, Paul G. Pickowicz, Andrew G. Walder
Passion, reflection and survival: political choices of Red Guards at Qinghua University, June 1966-July 1968 / Xiaowei Zheng
To protect and preserve, resisting the Destroy the four olds campaign, 1966-1967 / Dahpon David Ho
Mass killings in the Cultural Revolution, a study of three provinces / Yang Su
The death of a landlord, moral predicament in rural China, 1968-1969 / Jiangsui He
Staging xiaojinzhuang, the city in the countryside, 1974-1976 / Jeremy Brown
Labor created humanity, Cultural Revolution science on its own terms / Sigrid Schmalzer
To be somebody, Li Qinglin, run-of-the-mill Cultural Revolution showstopper / Elya J. Zhang
The sublime and the profane, a comparative analysis of two fictional narratives about sent-down youth / Liyan Qin.

Additional Information
Series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Subjects China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Publisher Stanford, Calif. :Stanford University Press,2006
Contributors Esherick, Joseph.
Pickowicz, Paul.
Walder, Andrew G. (Andrew George), 1953-
Language English
Description x, 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-368) and index.
ISBN 0804753490 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804753504 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804753494 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804753500 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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