The Battle for China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution

5a80d24477b40.jpg Author Mobo Gao
Isbn 9780745327808
File size 1.20MB
Year 2008
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF
Category Politics and Sociology

Book Description:

Mao and his policies have long been demonised in the West, with the Cultural Revolution considered a fundamental violation of human rights.

As China embraces capitalism, the Mao era is being surgically denigrated by the Chinese political and intellectual elite. This book tackles the extremely negative depiction of China under Mao in recent publications and argues most people in China, including the rural poor and the urban working class, actually benefited from Mao's policy of a comprehensive welfare system for the urban and basic health and education provision for the rural, which is being reversed in the current rush towards capitalism.

By a critical analysis of the mainstream account of the Mao era and the Cultural Revolution and by revealing what is offered in the unofficial e-media debates this book sets the record straight, making a convincing argument for the positive effects of Mao's policies on the well-being of the Chinese people.

 

 

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  • Jerry Miroshnik 12/02/2018 at am1:06

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