The Cultural Revolution

A Very Short Introduction
Author(s): 
Kraus, Richard Curt
ISBN: 
9780199740550
Date published: 
January 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£7.99

China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world between 1966 and 1976. Even as we approach the Cultural Revolution's fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still will not allow open discussion of its origins, development, and conclusion. In this book, Richard Curt Kraus helps the non-specialist reader make some sense out of a complex, often obscure, and still controversial movement.