Abstract

In spring–summer 1965 lay Catholics facing the pressures of the Socialist Education Movement in rural north China began to see visions and to preach. This article examines these events, their origins in local history, their relationship to the Chinese and international political context, and their interaction with the ongoing campaign that led into the Cultural Revolution. It argues that local context is crucial in understanding religious repression in the Maoist era and that these events are important to Catholics in the area today because the memory of them shapes ongoing relations between Catholics and the state.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-0708
Print ISSN
0008-8080
Pages
pp. 748-770
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-01
Open Access
No
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