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Title Eight outcasts : social and political marginalization in China under Mao / Yang Kuisong ; translated and with an introduction by Gregor Benton and Ye Zhen.
Author Yang, Kuisong, author.
杨奎松, author.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Description 285 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 951.05609 Y
Note "Originally published as Bianyuan ren jishi by Guangdong renmin chuban she, Guangzhou, 2016."
Tranlators' introduction -- Author's preface -- Author's introduction -- Returning to the people's road -- The consequences of concealing history -- The irremovable hat -- The price of "reaction"--The "fall" of a branch secretary of the Communist Youth League -- Weighty files -- "Non-political detention" -- The curse of the "overseas connection."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The 1949 Communist Revolution marked a period of earthshaking change in China. Political, economic, ideological, and cultural movements set into motion came to galvanize the country, culminating in dramatic social transformations at all levels but also in the persecution of hundreds of thousands of the country's citizens. Based on normally inaccessible records of confessions, interrogations, trial transcripts, and depositions, Eight Outcasts tells the stories of eight victims of the Maoist dictatorship. It introduces readers to individuals accused of infractions such as corruption, political wrong thoughts, homosexuality, illicit sexual activity, foreign ties, or "historical problems" (connections to the former Kuomintang regime) in the period between the revolution and Mao's death in 1976. Each chapter brings stories of China's voiceless citizens to light, broadening our knowledge of this important transitional period"--Provided by publisher.
Note Translated from the Chinese.
Subject China -- History -- 1949-1976.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Biography.
Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976) (OCoLC)fst01352662
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Benton, Gregor, translator, editor, writer of introduction.
Ye, Zhen, 1982- translator, editor, writer of introduction.
Addl. Title "Bian yuan ren" ji shi. English
"边缘人"纪事. English
Related To Online version: 880-01 Yang, Kuisong. Eight outcasts. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020] 9780520974241 (DLC) 2019019830
ISBN 9780520325272 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0520325273 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780520325289 paperback ; alkaline paper :
0520325281 paperback ; alkaline paper
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