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A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Andrew G. Walder and Dong Guoqiang


This book chronicles the surprising and dramatic political conflicts of a rural Chinese county over the course of the Cultural Revolution. The book uncovers a previously unimagined level of strife in the countryside that began with the Red Guard Movement in 1966 and continued unabated until the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. Showing how the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution were not limited to urban areas, but reached far into isolated rural regions, the book reveals that the intervention of military forces in 1967 encouraged factional divisions in Feng County because different branches of Ch ... More

Keywords: Chinese Cultural Revolution, China, Chinese countryside, rural China, Feng County, Beijing, radical Maoism, modern Chinese history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780691213217
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew G. Walder, author
Stanford University

Dong Guoqiang, author
Fudan University