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    DescriptionThe Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy, society, and culture. Tens of millions of people were killed, injured, or imprisoned during this period and relatively few benefited, aside from Mao Zedong and the Gang of Four, the group that would eventually receive the blame for the events of the Cultural Revolution. Given the turbulence and confusion, it is hard to know just what happened. The Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution tackles this task. First, in an extensive chronology, which traces the events from year to year and month to month, then in an introduction puts these events in context and helps to explain them. But most importantly, the bulk of the information is provided in a dictionary section with numerous cross-referenced entries on important persons, places, institutions, and movements. A bibliography points to further sources of information and a glossary will help those researching in Chinese.


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    Title
    Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guo Jian, By (author) Yongyi Song, By (author) Yuan Zhou
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 848 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810854611
    ISBN 10: 0810854619
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    DC22: 951.05/6, 951.056
    DC21: 951.056
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    LC classification: DS778.7 .G86 2006
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, NHF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    30 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Guo Jian is Professor of English and Chinese at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Yongyi Song is on the library faculty at California State University, Los Angeles. Yuan Zhou is the Curator of the East Asian Library of the University of Chicago.
    Review quote
    This authoritative, comprehensible, long-needed guide to a modern enigma is exemplary, and should be acquired by all libraries-at any level, from high school to research institute. Reference Reviews, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2007) Recommendeddddd CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 6 (February 2007) Recommended... Booklist, 2/15/2007 ...highly recommended... American Reference Books Annual, vol. 38 (2007) A much needed dictionary-complete, authoritative, and clear-for the Orwellian language of late Maoism in China. -- Perry Link, University of California, Riverside Princeton University Roughly lasting from 1966 to 1976, the Chinese Cultural Revolution was a period of extreme social, political, ideological, economic, and cultural upheaval. The editors (a professor of English and Chinese at the U. of Wisconsin and a pair of librarians from California State U. and the U. of Chicago), all of whom lived through the Cultural Revolution, begin this historical dictionary with a brief narrative introduction to its antecedents, historical course, and legacy. They then present cross-referenced, alphabetical entries describing key individuals, organizations, concepts, and events from the era. They also provide a chronology, a glossary, and a thematic bibliography. Reference and Research Book News, November 2006
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Map Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Glossary Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Authors