Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages

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Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages

By Thomas P. Bernstein
Yale University Press, 1977
432 pp. $17.50
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The most balanced and thoughtful work yet on the massive transfer of 12 million Chinese urban middle-school graduates to the countryside between 1968 and 1975. Provides very good insights into the attitudes of Chinese youth and the dilemmas facing the government in choosing between swollen cities and forced population transfers.