The Culture of Power: The Lin Biao Incident in the Cultural Revolution

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For full titles and publication data on works cited in short form in these notes, see the Bibliography. CCP documents on the Lin Biao incident are cited by the abbreviation ZZB (Zhonggong zhongyang bangongting) and a bracketed number (e.g., ZZB [1]). Unless otherwise indicated, translations from the Chinese are by the author of this book.


CHAPTER 1. Introduction
1.
By this statement, Mao probably meant that the issue of Taiwan was still unresolved and that the Cultural Revolution was ongoing.
2.
Wang Nianyi, Dadongluan, pp. 600-601; see also Hu Sheng, "Mao Zedong yisheng suo zuo de liangjian dashi".
3.
"On Questions of Party History," in Liu Suinian and Wu Qungan, eds., China's Socialist Economy, p. 598.
4.
In 1967, when the Cultural Revolution was still in its initial stage, Tang Tsou had already predicted its future negation. See Tsou, "The Cultural Revolution and the Chinese Political System".
5.
Roderick MacFarquhar, for example, has finished three volumes on the origins of the Cultural Revolution and has not gone beyond 1966, when the Cultural Revolution started. See MacFarquhar, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution 1; The Origins of the Cultural Revolution 2; and The Origins of the Cultural Revolution 3.
6.
There are some excellent studies on the Cultural Revolution by both Western and Chinese scholars. See, for example, Dittmer, Liu Shao-ch'i and the Chinese Cultural Revolution; Lee, The Politics of the Cultural Revolution; MacFarquhar's three-volume work The Origins of the Cultural Revolution; Perry and Li Xun , Proletarian Power; L. White, Policies of Chaos; Wang Nianyi, Dadongluan; and Wang Shaoguang, Failure of Charisma.
7.
Barnett, Cadres, Bureaucracy, and Political Power in Communist China; Schurmann, Ideology and Organization in Communist China; Barnett, ChineseCommunist Politics in Action

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1- Introduction 1
  • 2- Mao Zedong and Theories Of The Cultural Revolution 15
  • 3- Chinese Gerontocracy And The Cultural Revolution 42
  • 4- Lin Biao and the Cultural Revolution 62
  • 5- The Conflict Between Power Groups 107
  • 6- Families in Chinese Politics 137
  • 8- Conclusion: the Tragedy of Lin Biao 200
  • Notes 211
  • Bibliography 245
  • Index of Persons 267
  • Index of Topics 275
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