1st Edition

Revival: Politics and Purges in China (1980)
Rectification and the Decline of Party Norms, 1950-65

ISBN 9781138045729
Published January 29, 2019 by Routledge
744 Pages

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Book Description

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


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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.