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The politics of factional conflict and collective violence: the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou, 1966-1968

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This thesis examines the nature of mass factionalism and rebellious alignment during the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1968. This period in Chinese history presents an internecine mass conflict that boasts the largest political upheavals of the 20th century. The most puzzling question of the explosion of this intense rebellious rivalry lies in the mechanisms and processes of insurgents’ political choices: Why did people join and affiliate with different insurgent groups? What de...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
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