Discovering Xingkaihu: Political Inmates in a PRC Labor Camp

  title={Discovering Xingkaihu: Political Inmates in a PRC Labor Camp},
  author={W. Wang},
  journal={East Asia},
  • W. Wang
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • East Asia
  • During the years of 1955–1969, the Xingkaihu labor camp in China’s northeastern borderland of Heilongjiang Province detained large numbers of social undesirables, a considerable portion being charged with political offenses. The authorities used them as forced laborers for land reclamation and other projects in conjunction with “ideological remolding.” This research examines the experiences of intellectual political inmates in Xingkaihu. They suffered physically and psychologically. Their… CONTINUE READING


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