Surrealpolitik: The Experience of Chinese Experts in Democratic Kampuchea, 1975–1979

@article{Mertha2012SurrealpolitikTE,
  title={Surrealpolitik: The Experience of Chinese Experts in Democratic Kampuchea, 1975–1979},
  author={Andrew C. Mertha},
  journal={Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={338-364}
}
  • Andrew C. Mertha
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
  • The literature on Chinese assistance to Democratic Kampuchea (1975‐1979), has tended to be divided into two approaches. The first rests on the argument that the Chinese revolutionary state—particularly the more radical phases such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution—provided both a blueprint and an inspiration for the Cambodian revolution. This approach suggests that Chinese experts in Democratic Kampuchea were akin to revolutionary comrades-in-arms who shared an ideological… CONTINUE READING
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