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 that 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, capitalistic 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. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 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, The Cultural Revolution casts China's most tumultuous era in a wholly new light
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
951.05/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The Cultural Revolution : a people's history, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=2670675
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632864222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8B12C7D2-C43C-4DAD-A648-9A921F1EDAC2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948748135
  • ocn948748135
Label
The Cultural Revolution : a people's history, 1962-1976, Frank Dikötter
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=2670675
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632864222
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8B12C7D2-C43C-4DAD-A648-9A921F1EDAC2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948748135
  • ocn948748135

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