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Author Dittmer, Lowell.

Title Liu Shao-chʻi and the Chinese cultural revolution : the politics of mass criticism / Lowell Dittmer
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1974]


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Description xiv, 386 pages : graphs ; 24 cm
Contents PART I: LIU'S FALL: Introduction -- The life and times of Liu Shao-ch"i -- Prologue : the gathering storm -- The fall of Liu Shao-ch'i -- Liu Shao-ch'i in the Cultural Revolution -- PART II: TWO ROADS: Liu Shao-ch'i and Mao Tse-Tung : a comparison of character, political style, and policy -- The "capitalist road" : critique and megacritique -- PART III: CRITICISM AND SELF-CRITICISM: Toward a theory of mass criticism -- Mass criticism and mass line -- The structural evolution of criticism and self-criticism
Summary "Riding a wave of criticism unprecedented in intensity or scope. China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution represented an epoch-making "struggle between the lines" to determine the direction of national development at a critical transition point. Leader of the triumphant "proletarian revolutionary line" was Mao Tse-Tung; leader of the vanguished "bourgeois reactionary line" was erstwhile Chief of State Liu Shao-ch'i, a prominent Communist theorist and organizer who had served as Mao's "close comrade-in-arms: for more than twenty years and was his designed successor. ... Mr. Ditmer illuminates the policy-making process of a revolutionary state facing diverging exigencies of economic modernization and political development."
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-373) and index
Subject Liu, Shaoqi, 1898-1969.
Liu, Shao-ch'i, 1900-1974
Liu, Shaoji.
Liu, Shao-ch̀i, 1900-1974
Liu, Shao-chi, 1900-1974
Communist self-criticism.
Communist revisionism.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-1976.
China -- Politics and government.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 73085786
ISBN 0520025741