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Crimson Rain: Seven Centuries of Violence in a Chinese County
exceptional historical evolution, and if more about it were offered, this book would be more balanced. Another issue is that the meticulous scholarship sometimes hampers the natural flow of theExpand
SPEAKING BITTERNESS: POLITICAL EDUCATION IN LAND REFORM AND MILITARY TRAINING UNDER THE CCP, 1947–1951
Abstract In breaking the dividing line of 1949, this paper provides a historical account of the speaking-bitterness movement in the countryside and in the People’s Liberation Army from the 1940sExpand
Stating the Sacred: Religion, China, and the Formation of Nation-State
  • Guo Wu
  • Political Science
  • 2 July 2020
The relation between religion and modern Chinese nation-building has been a familiar theme in the field of China studies. Michael J. Walsh’s Stating the Sacred: Religion, China, and the Formation o...
Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China
© 2008 The Chinese Historical Review selected is the Wondrous Scripture of the Upper Chapters on Limitless Salvation (Wuliang duren shangpin miaojing 無量度人上品妙經 ) or the Scripture of Salvation (DurenExpand
Recalling Bitterness: Historiography, Memory, and Myth in Maoist China
  • Guo Wu
  • History
  • 15 September 2014
For Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party, the socialist transformation after 1949 was not only a political and administrative construction, but also a process of transforming the consciousnessExpand
Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, A Martyr in Mao's China. By Xi Lian. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2018. Pp. 352. $25.98.)
  • Guo Wu
  • Art
  • The Historian
  • 1 March 2019
pressed in their own, one of many elements that ultimately presaged the rupture of the relationship in the 1960s. McGuire’s book offers a compelling portrait of what the experience of theExpand
New Qing History: Dispute, Dialog, and Influence
This article studies the New Qing History approach that arose in the US in the 1980s and the ensuing responses to it, and how these responses can be understood in the context of American ChinaExpand
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