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2. “Politics in Command”

2. “Politics in Command”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199740550
‘“Politics in Command”’ explores the political mechanisms of the Cultural Revolution. Theatricality played an important role, both in carefully choreographed propaganda and in unscripted ... More
3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”

3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199740550
‘Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”’ examines the Cultural Revolution's effects on the arts. The Cultural Revolution sought to eliminate feudal and bourgeois artistic influences, ... More
4. Is Chinese society modern?

4. Is Chinese society modern?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198753704
Equality is a modern goal of many societies, both dictatorships and democracies. Chinese society has changed profoundly in many ways in recent decades. ‘Is Chinese society modern?’ analyses ... More
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Curt Kraus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199740550
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction illuminates China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Moving beyond Mao Zedong, this VSI links Beijing's ... More
6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel

6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0006
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9780199588664
‘The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel’ examines Mao's attempt to reform Chinese society. Mao mobilized the country's youth against anyone in authority who was deemed to be taking ... More
5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks

5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199588664
‘The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks’ assesses Mao's disastrous economic initiative. Tensions with the USA and the Soviet Union meant China had to rely on itself. The Great Leap ... More
6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution

6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199740550
‘Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution’ assesses the overall impact of the Cultural Revolution. The beginning of the end came with Mao's death in 1976. There was a relatively ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More

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