Reconsidering the Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries*

  title={Reconsidering the Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries*},
  author={Yang Kuisong},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={102 - 121}
  • Y. Kuisong
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract Power seized with violence has to be maintained with violence. This truth has been repeatedly proved in the course of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. The suppression of the counterrevolutionary movement in the 1950–53 period was the first campaign launched by the PRC aimed at cleansing opposition elements. This article re-examines Mao Zedong's policies and practices, and the interaction between China's central and local authorities during the campaign. It assesses whether… 
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CCP Central Committee's comments on the transmitted second directive of the Central South Bureau about suppression of counter-revolutionaries
CCP Central Committee's directive on suppression of counterrevolutionary activities
CCP Central Committee's directive on treatment of the counterrevolutionaries within the Party, government, military and mass organizations
CCP Central Committee's telegram to the Central South Bureau on transmission of Henan provincial committee's report on suppression of counter-revolutionaries
Central Department of Propaganda's comments on the opinion of the propaganda department of the South-west Bureau about how to report suppression of bandits and local tyrants
Deng Zihui's report on the zhenfan work in Central South region
East China Bureau's request for instructions on controlling the number of executions of counterrevolutionaries
  • Directive by Chuanxi Party Committee
Mao Zedong's three successive remarks on Shandong's zhenfan report
Ministry of Public Security's directive on issues in propaganda about suppression of counterrevolutionaries