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The The Origins of the Cultural Revolution : The Origins of the Cultural Revolution Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957 v. 1 - Roderick MacFarquhar

The The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution Contradictions Among the People 1956-1957 v. 1

Paperback Published: 3rd December 1987
ISBN: 9780231083850
Number Of Pages: 439
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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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An unrivaled account of high politics in China during a critical two-year period. The Times Literary Supplement Excellent within its own frame of reference, the book also stimulates wider thinking. The Nation A mighty and eloquent work. New York Review of Books

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The 'High Tide' of Socialismp. 15
The First 'Leap Forward' is Launchedp. 26
The Thaw Beginsp. 33
The Soviet 20th Congress and Chinese Reactionsp. 39
Mao against the Plannersp. 57
The Thaw Spreadsp. 75
The End of the First ' Leap Forward 'p. 86
Lu Ting-Yi's Interpretation of Mao's Hundred Flowers Policyp. 92
The Position of Mao Tse-Tungp. 99
The Dispute over Liberalizationp. 110
The Second Five-Year Planp. 122
The New Central Leadershipp. 139
Cultural Revolutionaries' Attacks on Teng Hsiao-P'Ing's Reportp. 149
The Two ' Fronts ' in the Chinese Leadershipp. 152
Mentions of Mao's Speechp. 157
Cultural Revolutionaries' Attacks on Liu Shao-Ch'I's Reportp. 160
The Politburop. 165
The Impact of the Hungarian Revoltp. 169
A Rectification Campaign is Agreed Onp. 177
A Mao Analyses Contradictions among the Peoplep. 184
The Rectification Campaign is Launchedp. 200
Blooming and Contendingp. 218
Where Was Liu Shao-Ch'I on 27 February 1957?p. 250
The Attitudes of Provincial Leaders to Rectificationp. 253
The Publication of the Contradictions Speechp. 261
Mao Linked with the Rightistsp. 270
Compromisep. 293
Conclusionsp. 311
Abbreviations Used in Notesp. 318
Notesp. 321
Bibliographical and Methodological Notep. 407
Bibliographyp. 412
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780231083850
ISBN-10: 0231083858
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia Un : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 439
Published: 3rd December 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.56  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.52

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