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Pub Date:November 2016
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Mao’s Motivation and Strategy (Volume 1)By Hu Angang
Chronicles the political history of the Cultural Revolution from the perspectives of Mao and the Politburo
A culmination of Mao Zedong’s political ambitions, the Cultural Revolution restored his power and prestige as paramount leader, albeit at great costs to the economic and social development to the country. The impact of the movement — more significantly, the politics that drove it — deeply influences political philosophy in China today.
Hu Angang’s Mao and the Cultural Revolution provides a unique perspective and objective assessment of the progression of the Cultural Revolution, focusing on the intra-party politics, the Politburo’s international outlook, and the political thought of the Chinese leadership that shaped these pivotal decades. Hu’s research is a must-read for academic scholars demanding a native-centric account of the Cultural Revolution, as well as think-tank researchers desiring to understand the foundations of contemporary Chinese political thought.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction: Historical Lessons of the Cultural Revolution
Chapter 2 Mao’s Preparations for the Cultural Revolution
Chapter 3 The First Salvo of the Cultural Revolution
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hu Angang is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. He is the director of the National Research Group of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China's most prominent political think-tank, and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, Japan’s Keio University, and France’s School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS). He is the chief editor of National Report, a monthly journal of China's political research which is read by China's top leaders. He is the author of the Political and Economic History of China 1949-1976 (3-Volume Set), Political and Economic History of China 1977-1992 (3-Volume Set), China in 2020: A New Kind of Superpower (2010), Economic and Social Transformation in China (2006), and other works.