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The Cultural Revolution as a crisis of representation

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The May 16 Notification, which set the agenda for the Cultural Revolution, named the movement’s key targets as those “representatives of the bourgeoisie who have sneaked into the Party, the government, the army, and all spheres of culture.” The ensuing uprising of students and workers, many of whom claimed to be the loyal“representatives”of revolutionary and radical forces at the grassroots of society, exposed the fulminating crisis of political representation under CCP rule. This article con...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S030574101600076X

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Department:
Merton College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
China Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
227
Pages:
697-717
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-07-28
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pubs:640264
URN:
uri:e236eff9-3b51-4271-9913-906192ca30d1
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e236eff9-3b51-4271-9913-906192ca30d1
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pubs:640264

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