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The Purge of the Inner Mongolian People's Party in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1967-69

The Purge of the Inner Mongolian People's Party in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1967-69

A Function of Language, Power and Violence

by Kerry Brown

Hardback Publication Date: 01/05/2004

  $140.95
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1967 to 1969, some 16,000 Mongolians died and over a quarter of a million suffered injury during the purge of what was claimed to be a separatist party in the Inner Mongolian region. This study looks at the purge through an analysis of the voices found in contemporary documents - those of Red Guard groups, local leaders felled during the campaign, and the new leaders put in place by the central government in Beijing. At the heart of this was the struggle for domination by a central government asserting national unity, opposed to any expression of local particularities in Inner Mongolia. The author examines the discourse strategies by which central government attempted to impose total control, asserting a dominant ideology and narrative based on Marxism-Leninism. The volume offers a unique insight into the relationship between language and culture of political power in modern China, at a time of crisis and violence.
ISBN:
9781901903492
9781901903492
Category:
Asian history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-05-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brill
Country of origin:
Netherlands
Dimensions (mm):
235x155mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is the author of Can I Cuddle the Moon? (illustrated by Lisa Stewart), Poppy Wash (illustrated by Michelle Pike), All My Kisses (illustrated by Jedda Robaard) and the #1 picture book bestseller Lest We Forget (illustrated by Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas). She lives in Queensland with her family

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