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University of California Press
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How do we explain the surprising trajectory of the Chinese Communist revolution? Why has it taken such a different route from its Russian prototype? An answer, Elizabeth Perry suggests, lies in the Chinese Communists’ creative development and deployment of cultural resources – during their revolutionary rise to power and afterwards. Skillful "cultural positioning" and "cultural patronage," on the part of Mao Zedong, his comrades and successors, helped to construct a polity in which a once alien Communist system came to be accepted as familiarly "Chinese." Perry traces this process through a case study of the Anyuan coal mine, a place where Mao and other early leaders of the Chinese Communist Party mobilized an influential labor movement at the beginning of their revolution, and whose history later became a touchstone of "political correctness" in the People’s Republic of China. Once known as "China’s Little Moscow," Anyuan came over time to symbolize a distinctively Chinese revolutionary tradition. Yet the meanings of that tradition remain highly contested, as contemporary Chinese debate their revolutionary past in search of a new political future.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-11
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. xvi-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. Rehearsing Revolution
  2. pp. 15-45
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  1. 2. Teaching Revolution: The Strike of 1922
  2. pp. 46-77
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  1. 3. China's Little Moscow
  2. pp. 78-123
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  1. 4. From Mobilization to Militarization
  2. pp. 124-152
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  1. 5. Constructing a Revolutionary Tradition
  2. pp. 153-204
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  1. 6. Mao's Final Crusade: Purifying the Revolutionary Tradition
  2. pp. 205-246
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  1. 7. Reforming the Revolutionary Tradition
  2. pp. 247-282
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 283-296
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 297-356
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 357-360
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  1. Bibliography of English-Language Sources
  2. pp. 361-374
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 375-392
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