Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780192149978
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670084 | DOI:

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Mao Zedong's launch of the Cultural Revolution in China. It suggests that Mao's success in collectivization served as the launch pad for his vision to transform China economically, which came in the form of the Cultural Revolution. He had accomplished the social fabric of the nation without the massive upheaval that had occurred in the Soviet Union and served as the architect of national renewal.

Keywords: Mao Zedong; Cultural Revolution; collectivization; national renewal; economic transformation; Soviet Union; political history; China

Chapter.  3320 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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