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2012-1-12

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The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. By Richard Curt Kraus

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The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. By Richard Curt Kraus. Oxford University Press 2012. ISBN: 0199740550; 9780199740550. 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[…]

2012-1-12

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Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution. By Daniel Leese

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Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution. By Daniel Leese. Cambridge University Press 2011. ISBN: 0521193672; 9780521193672; 0521152224; 9780521152228. Mao Zedong’s political and cultural legacy remains potent even in today’s China. There have been many books that have explored his posthumous legacy, but none that has scrutinized the cult of Mao and the[…]


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