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Economic Legacies of the Cultural Revolution

  title={Economic Legacies of the Cultural Revolution},
  author={L. Bai},
  • L. Bai
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
This paper investigates the economic legacies of the Cultural Revolution in rural China. With its purported goals of tackling inequality and forestalling a “capitalist restoration,” the decade of 1966-1976 witnessed widespread violence, much of it directed towards the educated elite. Using a unique county-level dataset on collective killings, coupled with original economic data collected from archives of regional gazetteers, I investigate the extent to which this historic event yielded dierent… Expand
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