Reassessing the Cultural Revolution

@article{Pye1986ReassessingTC,
  title={Reassessing the Cultural Revolution},
  author={Lucian W. Pye},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1986},
  volume={108},
  pages={597 - 612}
}
  • Lucian W. Pye
  • Published 1 December 1986
  • Education
  • The China Quarterly
Two decades after Mao Zedong ignited the Great Proletarian Revolution there is still no satisfactory accounting for the upheaval which Beijing now says caused millions of deaths and left some 100 million people scarred victims. Ordinary imagination cannot grasp what took place during those “10 bad years of great disaster” (shinian haojie) as the Chinese now call them. Since so much at that time defied conventional theories of politics, outsiders quickly put the phenomenon out of mind once the… 
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