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Laogai--the Chinese Gulag

1st Edition

By Hongda Harry Wu

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247 pages

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Description

In this work, the author reveals the hidden world of the "laogaidui" - the PRC's labour reform camps. The author, a political prisoner for 19 years, takes the reader through the harsh reality found in the camps, describing their ideological origins, complex structures and living conditions. What makes the PRC's "laogaidui" unique, according to Wu, is the essential contribution to China's GNP of the commodities produced by the prisoners and the camps' concomitant indispensability to the nation's economic health.

Table of Contents

The organization and distribution of labour reform camps; convicted labour reform ("laogai"); re-education through labour; forced job placement.

About the Author

Wu, Hongda Harry

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian