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Title
The cultural revolution on trial cultural revolution on trial :
Type
Text
Subject
Gang of Four Trial, Beijing, China, 1980-1981.
Jiang, Qing, 1914-1991--Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)--China--History--20th century.
Zhongguo gong chan dang--Purges.
Criminal justice, Administration of--China--History--20th century.
China--History--Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976--Influence.
Socialism--China--History--20th century.
Social change--China--History--20th century.
China--Politics and government--1976-2002.
HISTORY / Asia / General.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
China
Classification
LCC: KNQ42.G36 C66 2016 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 345.51/0231 full (Assigner: dlc)
HIS003000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2016024206
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"The trial of Cultural Revolution leaders, including Mao's widow and her Gang of Four, was the signal event in China's post-Mao transition. In its wake, Chinese socialism emerged from the rubble of the Cultural Revolution to create the China that we know today. This spectacular show trial was a curious example of transitional justice, marking a break from the trauma of the past, a shift to the present era of reform, and a blueprint for building a better future. In this groundbreaking reconstruction of the most famous trial in Chinese history, Alex Cook shows how the event laid the cornerstone for a new model of socialist justice; at the same time, a comparison of official political and legal sources with works of popular literature reveals the conflicted cultural dimensions of this justice. The result, Cook argues, saved Chinese socialism as ruling ideology, but at the cost of its revolutionary soul"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction
Indictment
Monsters
Testimony
Emotions
Verdict
Vanity
Conclusion.
Authorized Access Point
Cook, Alexander C., cultural revolution on trial