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The The Origins of the Cultural Revolution : The Origins of the Cultural Revolution Great Leap Forward 1958-1960 v. 2 - Roderick MacFarquhar

The The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution Great Leap Forward 1958-1960 v. 2

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1987
ISBN: 9780231057172
Number Of Pages: 470
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The second volume in a trilogy which examines the politics, economics, culture and international relations of Chines from the mid-1950s to he mid-1960s, this volume tells the story of the Great Leap Forward -- Mao's utopian attempt to propel China economically and socially into the twenty-fist century by mobilizing his nation's greatest asset: its disciplined, manpower. The effort produced economic disaster and political dissension, and helped to precipitate the Sino-Soviet split. Today's leaders point to it as the beginning of two decades of national trauma, which ended only after the death of Mao and the purge of the Gang of Four. Those leaders have recently authorized the release of a mass of new documentation in the form of political reminiscences, economic statistics, and leaders' speeches. This volume is the first scholarly work to use the new material comprehensively, weaving it into the narrative along with the contemporary record and the revelations published in Red Guard newspapers during the cultural revolution. The result is the most detailed account and analysis to date of what went wrong and why.

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"An authoritative, exhaustively researched political history.... By far the best treatment of this subject in a Western language and probably any language." -- "American Historical Review" "An authoritative, exhaustively researched political history.... By far the best treatment of this subject in a Western language and probably any language." -- American Historical Review "An authoritative, exhaustively researched political history.... By far the best treatment of this subject in a Western language and probably any language." -- "American Historical Review"

I
Mao in Moscow
The Politburo Tours China
The Chengtu Conference
The Leap is Launched
The Coming of the Communes
High Tide
II
Withdrawal at Wuhan
Mao Veers Right
Chairman Liu
III
High Noon at Lushan
IV
The Sino-Soviet Split Emerges
The End of the Leap
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ISBN: 9780231057172
ISBN-10: 0231057172
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Un : Book 2
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: 3rd November 1987
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.63

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