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Rebels and Bureaucrats: China's December 9ers

Rebels and Bureaucrats: China's December 9ers

By John Israel and Donald W. Klein

University of California Press, 1976, 305 pp.

This effort at "prosopography," or group biography, traces the history of the generation who came of age at the time of the December 9, 1935 student uprisings in Peking. Middle-of-the-road "utilitarian Marxists," they suffered heavily in the Cultural Revolution. An eminent survivor is Ambassador Huang Hua.