Mao's Cultural Revolution in 1967: The Struggle to Seize Power

@article{Bridgham1968MaosCR,
  title={Mao's Cultural Revolution in 1967: The Struggle to Seize Power},
  author={Philip Bridgham},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1968},
  volume={34},
  pages={6 - 37}
}
In January 1967, Communist China's “great proletarian cultural revolution” entered a new stage—a stage of violent overthrow of all those in positions of authority in the Party and government who refused to accept Mao Tse-tung's new “revolutionary” order. Erupting in Shanghai under the name of the “January Revolution,” this frenzied drive to “seize power” initiated a period of nation-wide violence and disorder. 

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