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Historical dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.


Historical dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Guo, Jian et al.

Scarecrow Pr.


433 pages



Historical dictionaries of ancient civilizations and historical eras; no.17


Roughly lasting from 1966 to 1976, the Chinese Cultural Revolution was a period of extreme social, political, ideological, economic, and cultural upheaval. The editors (a professor of English and Chinese at the U. of Wisconsin and a pair of librarians from California State U. and the U. of Chicago), all of whom lived through the Cultural Revolution, begin this historical dictionary with a brief narrative introduction to its antecedents, historical course, and legacy. They then present cross-referenced, alphabetical entries describing key individuals, organizations, concepts, and events from the era. They also provide a chronology, a glossary, and a thematic bibliography.

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