1st Edition

Words Kill
Calling for the Destruction of 'Class Enemies' in China, 1949-1953

ISBN 9780415653336
Published July 26, 2012 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

When Communist revolutionaries seized control of Mainland China in 1949, they faced enormous challenges of state and nation building. China occupied a vast territory, had a huge and poorly integrated population and suffered from a woefully backward economy. Building a Socialist Chinese state required effectively managing significant opposition to the imposition of the Communist regime. This study examines how the Chinese Communist Party employed language as an essential part of its strategy to achieving these goals.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  The Problem and Its Setting.  Formation of Genocide - Review of the Related Literature.  Data and Method.  Findings and Interpretations.  Words Kill - Concluding Discussions.

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Cheng-chih Wang is Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Sociology and Political Sciences, at Bethel University.