Reassessing the Cultural Revolution

  title={Reassessing the Cultural Revolution},
  author={Lucian W. Pye},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={597 - 612}
  • Lucian W. Pye
  • Published 1 December 1986
  • Education
  • The China Quarterly
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