Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Guo Jian, Yongyi Song, Yuan Zhou

By Guo Jian, Yongyi Song, Yuan Zhou

The Cultural Revolution within the People's Republic of China all started in 1966 and lasted a couple of decade. This innovative upsurge of chinese language scholars and staff, led by means of Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc within the world's such a lot populous kingdom, frequently turning issues the wrong way up and undermining the social gathering, govt, and military whereas concurrently weakening the financial system, society, and tradition. thousands and thousands of individuals have been killed, injured, or imprisoned in this interval and comparatively few benefited, apart from Mao Zedong and the group of 4, the crowd that may ultimately obtain the blame for the occasions of the Cultural Revolution. Given the turbulence and confusion, it's not easy to understand simply what occurred. The ancient Dictionary of the chinese language Cultural Revolution tackles this job. First, in an intensive chronology, which lines the occasions from 12 months to yr and month to month, then in an advent places those occasions in context and is helping to provide an explanation for them. yet most significantly, the majority of the data is supplied in a dictionary part with various cross-referenced entries on very important folks, locations, associations, and routine. A bibliography issues to extra resources of knowledge and a word list can assist these discovering in chinese language.

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12 September Lin Liguo’s alleged plan to assassinate Mao is aborted. Mao returns to Beijing in the evening. 13 September Upon learning of Mao’s attack on Lin Biao and Mao’s arrival in Beijing, Lin, his wife Ye Qun, and their son Lin Liguo board the aircraft Trident 256 at Shanhaiguan military airfield in the early morning, heading for the Soviet Union. The plane crashes near Undurkhan in Mongolia; all passengers and crew are killed. 18 September The CC issues a circular concerning Lin Biao’s “renegade escape,” charging him with treason.

2 billion Mao badges had been produced since the summer of 1966. 5 to 5 billion badges in more than 20,000 different types were manufactured during the 10 years of the Cultural Revolution. Most badges show a left profile of Mao’s head, some a frontal view, and still others his whole figure. The predominant background color of the badges is red. A common representation of Mao as the “red sun in the heart of the people” shows red or golden rays radiating from Mao’s portrait at the center. The badges often have as background a historical theme of Chinese revolution, which is sometimes labeled with a name or highlighted with a slogan.

Soon after Mao approved Kang’s work in February 1967, Bo was arrested and imprisoned. The 20,000-word appeal that Bo wrote in prison in the summer of 1967 was of no avail. Bo Yibo’s name was not cleared until late 1978 when the CCP Organization Department finally issued an investigative report on the “Case of the Sixty-One,” dismissing the charges against Bo and 60 others as groundless. In 1979, Bo was reappointed deputy premier of the SC and became a member of the CCP Central Committee. In 1982, he was elected deputy director of the Central Advisory Committee, a newly established body of retired ranking leaders.

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