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Pao-yu Ching | 23 May 2007 | 0

The Communist Party of China (CPC) took the leadership of fighting against revisionism after the conclusion of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in 1956. Therefore, in order for us to understand the impact of China’s Cultural Revolution on the international communist movement, we have to understand the CPC’s anti-revisionist struggles during the ten years before the Cultural Revolution.
Part one of this essay will discuss the major issues regarding revisionism by reviewing the exchanges between the CPSU and CPC during most of this period. …

Chinese Left, Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong »

Mobo Gao | 23 May 2007 | 1

This reflects some sea change of attitudes among the grass roots. The three stages of attitude change of Yang Fan reflects a lot of what has been happening regarding the Cultural Revolution unofficially. Yang went to the kindergarden, primary school and secondary school together with Liu Yuan and Bo Xicheng. The three of them, according to Yang (2006), were first fanatic about the Cultural Revolution ideas. Then they went to a stage of fierce denunciation of the Cultural Revolution. Now they have reached the third stage where they, especially notable Liu Yuan and Bo Xicheng, do not hate Mao for what happened but see the Cultural Revolution as failed idealism. Yang thinks that there are positive lessons to be learned from the Cultural Revolution.

One of the reasons is that more and more people can see the logic of the CR in connection with consequences of the post-Mao reform. For instance, according to the statistics of China’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security, there were recorded 207605 cases of industrial and labour conflicts and protests in 2005 alone, more than the total cases of ten years from 1950 to 1960 (Nanfang zhou mo 11th May 2006)

Jiang Qing

There is a quite but emerging voice of re-evaluating Jiang Qing.. . . .

Cultural Revolution »

Dongping Han | 23 May 2007 | 0

Ever since Deng Xiaoping introduced the so called economic reform in the early 1980s, corruption has been a big problem in China. More interestingly, corruption spreading like a prairie fire seems unstoppable or coming down like an avalanche threatens to overwhelm the state and the Communist Party. As the popular saying in China: bufanfubai, jiuyao wangguo, fanfubai jiuhui wangdang.(Without a campaign to oppose corruption, the state will be lost, but with a campaign the party will be lost.) would suggest. The government's harsh measures, including …

Cultural Revolution, 中文资料 »

晨明 | 23 May 2007 | 0

6月9日至10日,在美国的「中国研究小组」(China Study Group)与美国 Monthly Review杂志合办「四十年回顾:重新思考文革的历程和遗产」国际研讨会,于香港城市大学举行,邀请了中国两岸与美洲、亚洲的各地人士与会。文革时为河南大学生造反派的晨明先生在会上发表的这篇论文,深刻阐述了造反派的观点,值得一读。-编者