This book, first published in 1982, is an in-depth study of the process of ‘re-education’ undergone by those who had opposed the Communist revolution in China. Told at first hand by several men who had occupied military or government positions of influence, it records their long years in prison and the system of ‘re-education’ – and also, in the interests of balance, examines the system from the side of the Communist leadership.
1. Preliminaries 2. Shen Zui: Secret Agent 3. Du Yuming: Incompetent General, Willing Pupil 4. Song Xilian: Always a Patriot 5. Huang Wei: Amateur Scientist 6. Pujie: Once a Prince 7. Zhang Jingzhu: Willing Soldier, Reluctant Student 8. Cai Xingsan: Youngest General 9. Duan Kewen: Sceptic 10. Fushun Prison 11. The Re-education Programme 12. Re-education and Freedom