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Mao Stoops to Conquer

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/9780192149978.003.0020
Mao Stoops to Conquer

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This chapter examines the political split between Chinese political leaders Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi. It suggests that Mao's decision to purge Liu was part of a strategy to remove members of the CCP who supported capitalism. There are conflicting accounts of whether or not Liu directly opposed Mao's ‘capitalist-roader’ formulation, but Mao had already made his version of the event credible in January 1965.

Keywords: Mao Zedong; Liu Shaoqi; CCP; capitalism; political history; China

Chapter.  12589 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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