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Mao's Fisnal Crusade

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271890
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780520954038 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0007
Mao's Fisnal Crusade

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This chapter provides a novel interpretation of the Cultural Revolution as a quasi-religious movement in which the Anyuan parable figured centrally, and it argues that this invested China's revolutionary tradition with unusual emotional power.

Keywords: Cultural Revolution; crusade; religious awakening; personality cult; Red Guards; revolutionary museums

Chapter.  17418 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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