Friday, June 24, 2016

Understanding China’s Cultural Revolution
From An Economic Not Political Perspective
New Economic Thinking .. By delving into hundreds of previously classified Chinese leadership documents, Hong Kong University historian Frank Dikotter has produced an extraordinarily rich history of China’s Cultural Revolution, the period of traumatic political chaos that gripped the People’s Republic from 1962 to 1976. His book The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History concludes, contra to conventional wisdom, that 
ordinary people took advantage of the chaos in which the country’s communist system had been plunged to resurrect the market, effectively driving economic reform from below & initiating the transition towards the system of today .. 28 minutes

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