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Beijing Intervenes

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter assesses how, by the late spring of 1968, the Xuhai region stood out as particularly problematic. Uncontrolled factional warfare continued despite redoubled efforts by the Xuzhou ... More


Prologue

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter provides an overview of how the events in Feng County, Jiangsu Province, reveal a world of continuous conflict that goes well beyond anything even hinted at in previous studies of the ... More


Factions

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter begins by discussing how Feng County's leaders established a Cultural Revolution committee. The first party secretary, Gao Ying, was the head, and the vice-heads were Shao Wen and one ... More


Escalation

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter details how, by the end of June 1967, the lines of factional conflict in Feng County were sharply drawn, with no resolution in sight. Each faction, Paolian and Liansi, had firm backing ... More


Backlash

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter studies Zhang Liansheng's petition, which laid out Paolian's complaints about its persecution at the hands of the People's Armed Department (PAD). Zhang coordinated with the other ... More


Enter the Army

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines how, when the People's Armed Department (PAD) took control of Feng County, factional rivalries in the county were still ill defined, and rebels competed to be the loudest and ... More


The Final Struggle

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter illustrates how the local standoff was broken in the last three months of 1974. At a central party work conference in mid-October, Wang Hongwen and Zhang Chunqiao, ranking central ... More


Forging Order

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter addresses how the authority of Shao Wen and the People's Armed Department (PAD) was consolidated by the end of 1971. Paolian members, and their supporters among the Feng County's cadres, ... More


Troubled Decade

Dong Guoqiang and Andrew G. Walder

in A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter argues that the political battles in Feng County, as in many localities in China, did not clearly pit the defenders of the status quo against those with grievances against it. It did ... More


A Decade of Upheaval: The Cultural Revolution in Rural China

Andrew G. Walder and Dong Guoqiang

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691213217
eISBN:
9780691214979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213217.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book chronicles the surprising and dramatic political conflicts of a rural Chinese county over the course of the Cultural Revolution. The book uncovers a previously unimagined level of strife in ... More


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