Revival: Politics and Purges in China (1980): Rectification and the Decline of Party Norms, 1950-65, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: Politics and Purges in China (1980)

Rectification and the Decline of Party Norms, 1950-65, 1st Edition

By Frederick C Teiwes


744 pages

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This title was first published in 1980: Drawing upon released documents, memoirs and party-history works, the process and impact of the political campaigns in China between 1950 and 1965 is documented. Complete with extensive interviews with Chinese scholars and former officials, the book reviews the findings of the first edition.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Doctrine, Methods and Historical Development 1. Rectification Doctrine 2. The Rectification Process: Methods, Sanctions and Effectiveness. 3. The Origins of Rectification Part 2: Rectification According to the Norms, 1950-1957 4. Rectification and the Consolidation of Power, 1950-1953 5. The Purge of Gao Gang and Rao Shushi 6. The Hundred Flowers Experiment 7. The Anti-Rightist Campaign Part 3: The Norms Under Stress: Rectification and Purging, 1957-1965 8. Rectification and the Great Leap Forward 9. The Dismissal of Peng Dehuai 10. Rectification and "Verdict Reversal" during the Crisis years, 1960-1962 11. Socialist Education, 1962-1965

About the Author

Frederick Carle Teiwes is an American-born Australian sinologist. He held a personal chair as professor emeritus in Government and International Relations at Sydney University until his retirement in 2006.

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