Words Kill

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

By Cheng-Chih Wang

© 2002 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General