Collective Killings in Rural China During the Cultural Revolution (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) (Paperback)

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By Yang Su
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The violence of Mao's China is well known, but its extreme form is not. In 1967 and 1968, during the Cultural Revolution, collective killings were widespread in rural China in the form of pubic execution. Victims included women, children, and the elderly. This book is the first to systematically document and analyze these atrocities, drawing data from local archives, government documents, and interviews with survivors in two southern provinces. This book extracts from the Chinese case lessons that challenge the prevailing models of genocide and mass killings and contributes to the historiography of the Cultural Revolution, in which scholarship has mainly focused on events in urban areas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521173810
ISBN-10: 0521173817
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2011
Pages: 322
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics