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The cultural revolution : a very short introduction

Author: Richard Curt Kraus
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investigation of its origins, development, and conclusion. Drawing upon a vital trove of scholarship, memoirs, and popular culture, this Very Short Introduction illuminates this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kraus, Richard Curt.
Cultural revolution.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011025599
(OCoLC)726821258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Curt Kraus
ISBN: 9780199921041 0199921040 9780199912940 0199912947
OCLC Number: 764413479
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 138 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: China's unfinished revolution --
"Politics in command" --
Culture : "destroy the old, establish the new" --
An economy of "self-reliance" --
"We have friends all over the world" : the Cultural Revolution's global context --
Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution --
Timeline --
Major actors in the Cultural Revolution.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Richard Curt Kraus.

Abstract:

China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investigation of its origins, development, and conclusion. Drawing upon a vital trove of scholarship, memoirs, and popular culture, this Very Short Introduction illuminates this complex, often obscure, and still controversial movement. Moving beyond the figure of Mao Zedong, Richard Curt Kraus links Beijing's elite politics to broader aspects of society and culture, highlighting many changes in daily life, employment, and the economy. Kraus also situates this very nationalist outburst of Chinese radicalism within a global context, showing that the Cultural Revolution was mirrored in the radical youth movement that swept much of the world, and that had imagined or emotional links to China's red guards. Yet it was also during the Cultural Revolution that China and the United States tempered their long hostility, one of the innovations in this period that sowed the seeds for China's subsequent decades of spectacular economic growth.

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"This remarkably full and efficient account provides a basic narrative of the Cultural Revolution, and then discusses in greater depth its politics, culture, economics, foreign relations, and memory. Read more...

 
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