Liang Bai on the Economic Consequences of the Cultural Revolution

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Abstract

The Cultural Revolution is a watershed moment in 20th-century Chinese history. Spanning a decade from 1966 to 1976, it constitutes the final years of Mao Zedong’s chairmanship, and shortly precedes the country’s economic liberalization. Intended as a campaign to consolidate the communist revolution of 1949 by “cleansing the class ranks” of “bourgeois elements,” its accompanying violence and chaos is widely believed to have had a major impact on Chinese society. Dr Bai's research project explores the economic consequences of this period, focusing on the rural experience.
Original languageEnglish
TypeFocus Paper Series
PublisherEdinburgh School of Economics Focus Paper Series
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Publication series

NameFocus Paper Series
PublisherEdinburgh School of Economics
No.14

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