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War in the Himalayas, Crisis in the Caribbean

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780192149978
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.003.0014
War in the Himalayas, Crisis in the Caribbean

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This chapter examines the impact of the war in the Himalayas and the crisis in the Caribbean region on the government policy of Chinese leader Mao Zedong. It suggests that the dual of Kang Sheng in Mao's campaign against revisionism at home and abroad symbolized the close relationship between Chinese domestic and foreign policy. It contends that Mao considered the Chinese revolution to be part of a worldwide series of events, and that he was particularly concerned about the implications of Soviet revisionism for Chinese domestic politics.

Keywords: government policy; Mao Zedong; Himalayas; Caribbean; Kang Sheng; domestic policy; foreign policy; revisionism; Soviet Union

Chapter.  10965 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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