This bibliography includes a selection of over 1,000 titles of books, monographs, theses, dissertations, and audio-visual materials. It covers a broad range of subjects related to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and its impact on China. This bibliography is arranged in eight main parts: Part I. Documents and Reference Works; Part II. General Works; Part III. Special Periods; Part IV. Cultural Revolution in Provinces and Municipalities; Part V. Special Subjects; Part VI. Biographies, Memoirs, and Firsthand Observations; Part. VII. Travelers' Reports; and Part VIII. Audio-visual and Microform Materials.
Part I is given over to Chinese Communist Party and government documents, Red Guards documents and publications, collective, selected historical bibliographies, directories, dictionaries, and other reference works. Part II, General Works, consists of works of a composite nature covering the entire period of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Part III covers works which focus on four major periods: the great chaos period ( 1966-1969); the Lin Biao Affair (around 1970 to 1971), 1970-1976 (criticism of Lin Biao and Confucius, leadership succession crisis, elimination of the Gang of Four); and the trial of Lin Biao and the Gang of Four cliques. Part IV includes those materials related to the Cultural Revolution in provinces and municipalities. Part V is arranged according to various topics, such as military, education, culture, youth, women, intellectuals, religion, health care, population, science and technology, economics, law and legislation, foreign policies and foreign relations, social life, archaeology, art, language, literature, music, film, drama, and sports. Part VI is divided into two sections. The first section is a collection of biographies about major actors on the Chinese political scene as well as some ordinary people, while the second section consists of works recording the memories and firsthand observations of those who spent their lives living and