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Mao's Last Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0674027485

ISBN-13: 9780674027480

Edition: 2006

Authors: Roderick MacFarquhar, Michael Schoenhals

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The Cultural Revolution was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. Before 1966, China was a typical communist state, with a command economy and a powerful party able to keep the population under control. But during the Cultural Revolution, in a move unprecedented in any communist country, Mao unleashed the Red Guards against the party. Tens of thousands of officials were humiliated, tortured, and even killed. Order had to be restored by the military, whose methods were often equally brutal. In a masterly book, Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explain why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.52" wide x 9.21" long x 1.45" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Michael Schoenhals is Professor of Chinese at Chinese Lund University, Sweden.

The First Salvos
The Siege of Beijing
Confusion on Campuses
The Fifty Days
Mao's New Successor
The Red Guards
Red Terror
Confusion Nationwide
Shanghai's "January Storm"
Seizing Power
The Last Stand of the Old Guard
The Wuhan Incident
The May 16 Conspiracy
The End of the Red Guards
Cleansing the Class Ranks
Dispatching Liu Shaoqi
The Congress of Victors
War Scares
The Defection and Death of Lin Biao
Mao Becalmed
Zhou under Pressure
Deng Xiaoping Takes Over
The Gang of Four Emerges
The Tiananmen Incident of 1976
The Last Days of Chairman Mao
Glossary of Names and Identities
A Note on Sources
Illustration Credits