THE MOST comprehensive work in English is the Cambridge History of China, vol. 15: The People's Republic: Revolutions within the Chinese Revolution 1966-1982, pt. 2. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991), a huge compendium of works by a number of contemporary China scholars.
An astute work on the subject is by Hong Yung Lee, The Politics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: A Case Study (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978).
Other works of a general nature are by Jean Daubier, A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, trans. Richard Seaver, preface by Han Suyin (New York: Vintage Books, 1974); Harold C. Hinton, ed., The People's Republic of China, 1949‐ 1979: A Documentary Survey, 5 vols. (Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1980); Maurice Meisner, Mao's China: A History of the People's Republic (New York: The Free Press, 1977); Thomas W Robinson, ed., The Cultural Revolution in China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971); and Stuart R. Schram, Authority, Participation, and Cultural Change in China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973), esp. "The Cultural Revolution in Historical Perspective," 1-108.
The following is a partial listing of English-language works that examine principal aspects—cultural, literary, political, sociological, economic, educational, biographical, and autobiographical—of the Cultural Revolution.
Ahn, Byung-joon. Chinese Politics and the Cultural Revolution: Dynamics of Pol- icy Processes. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1976.
Bachman, David and Dali L. Yang, eds. and trans., Yan Jiaqi and China's Struggle for Democracy (Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1991).
Barnett, A. Doak, with Ezra Vogel. Cadres, Bureaucracy, and Political Power in Communist China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967.