Anatomy of a Regional Civil War: Guangxi, China, 1967–1968

  title={Anatomy of a Regional Civil War: Guangxi, China, 1967–1968},
  author={Andrew G. Walder},
  journal={Social Science History},
  pages={35 - 63}
  • A. Walder
  • Published 10 December 2021
  • Political Science
  • Social Science History
Abstract During the violent early years of China’s Cultural Revolution, the province of Guangxi experienced by far the largest death toll of any comparable region. One explanation for the extreme violence emphasizes a process of collective killings focused on households in rural communities that were long categorized as class enemies by the regime. From this perspective, the high death tolls were generated by a form of collective behavior reminiscent of genocidal intergroup violence in Bosnia… 


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