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The Resource The Cultural Revolution : A People's History, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter

The Cultural Revolution : A People's History, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter

Label
The Cultural Revolution : A People's History, 1962-1976
Title
The Cultural Revolution
Title remainder
A People's History, 1962-1976
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalist elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. Young students formed the Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semiautomatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. This book draws for the first time on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches. Frank Dikötter uses this wealth of material to undermine the picture of complete conformity that is often supposed to have characterized the last years of the Mao era. After the army itself fell victim to the Cultural Revolution, ordinary people used the political chaos to resurrect the market and hollow out the party's ideology. In short, they buried Maoism. By showing how economic reform from below was an unintended consequence of a decade of violent purges and entrenched fear, Dikötter casts China's most tumultuous era in a wholly new light.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
951.056
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.7
LC item number
.D55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The Cultural Revolution : A People's History, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The Early Years (1962-1966). Two Dictators ; Never Forget Class Struggle ; War on the Cultural Front ; Clique of Four -- Part Two: The Red Years (1966-1968). Poster Wars ; Red August ; Destroying the Old World ; Mao Cult ; Linking Up ; Rebels and Royalists ; Enter the Army ; The arms Race ; Quenching the Fires -- Part Three: The Black Years (1968-1971). Cleansing the Ranks ; Up the Mountains, Down to the Villages ; Preparing for War ; Learning from Dazhai ; More Purges ; Fall of an Heir -- Part Four: The Grey Years (1971-1976). Recovery ; The Silent Revolution ; The Second Society ; Reversals ; Aftermath
Control code
ocn918283824
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxv, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632864215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)918283824
Label
The Cultural Revolution : A People's History, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One: The Early Years (1962-1966). Two Dictators ; Never Forget Class Struggle ; War on the Cultural Front ; Clique of Four -- Part Two: The Red Years (1966-1968). Poster Wars ; Red August ; Destroying the Old World ; Mao Cult ; Linking Up ; Rebels and Royalists ; Enter the Army ; The arms Race ; Quenching the Fires -- Part Three: The Black Years (1968-1971). Cleansing the Ranks ; Up the Mountains, Down to the Villages ; Preparing for War ; Learning from Dazhai ; More Purges ; Fall of an Heir -- Part Four: The Grey Years (1971-1976). Recovery ; The Silent Revolution ; The Second Society ; Reversals ; Aftermath
Control code
ocn918283824
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxv, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632864215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)918283824

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