Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966–1971

@article{Walder2014RebellionAR,
  title={Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966–1971},
  author={Andrew G. Walder},
  journal={Social Science History},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={513 - 539}
}
  • A. Walder
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Social Science History
In the first five years after the onset of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, one of the largest political upheavals of the twentieth century paralyzed a highly centralized party state, leading to a harsh regime of military control. Despite a wave of post-Mao revelations in the 1980s, knowledge about the nationwide impact of this insurgency and its suppression remains selective and impressionistic, based primarily on a handful of local accounts. Employing a data set drawn from historical… Expand
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