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On Socialist Democracy and the Chinese Legal System

The Li Yizhe Debates, 1st Edition

Edited by Anita Chan, Stanley Rosen, Jonathan Unger


310 pages

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In 1974, a small group of young intellectuals, the Li Yizhe group, circulated their dissident manifesto, ‘On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System,’ a probing critique of the leftist authoritarianism of Mao Zedong. This title examines the writings of these dissidents as a means to better understand the views of non-Party Marxists in their struggle to defy the government and construct their own vision of a socialist China. Originally published in 1985, this title remains relevant in relation to contemporary Chinese politics and will be of interest to students of Asian Studies and Politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: The Li Yizhe Manifesto; 1. On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System 2. In Criticism of ‘On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System’; Part II: The Arrest and Political Vindication of Li Yizhe; 3. Interviews with the Li Yizhe Group about the Criticism Meetings of 1975 4. A Reply to the People Regarding their Questions on the ‘Li Yizhe Counter-Revolutionary Clique’ 5. A Report on the 1979 Rally to Exonerate Li Yizhe 6. It is Necessary to Publicly Rehabilitate the Brave Warriors ‘Li Yizhe’ Who Defended Socialist Democracy and the Legal System; Part III: The Evolving Thought of Wang Xizhe and Li Zhengtian; 7. Strive for the Class Dictatorship of the Proletariat 8. Interviews with Li Zhengtian Comparing Wang Xizhe’s Views with His Own 9. Lawless Laws and Crimeless Crimes 10. Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution; Notes; Bibliography

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies