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LIU Shaoqi (1898–1969)

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780977015948
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622671
LIU Shaoqi (1898–1969)

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Liu Shaoqi was a leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) whose career symbolized the political struggles in the People’s Republic of China during Mao Zedong’s era. Although it was once thought Liu would be Mao’s successor he was accused in 1966, at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, of siding with capitalists. He was physically abused by the Red Guard, expelled from the CCP, and died in prison.

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Subjects: Social Sciences

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