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The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Contradictions Among the People, 1956-1957

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Why did Mao Zedong launch the cultural revolution that almost destroyed all that he had worked so long and so hard to create? In his highly praised study-now a classic-Roderick MacFarquhar seeks to answer that question by examining the politics, economics, culture, and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.
Paperback, 439 pages
Published December 3rd 1987 by Columbia University Press (first published January 1st 1974)
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