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The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. Vol. II: The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960
The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. Vol. II: The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960
By Roderick MacFarquhar
Columbia University Press, 1983, 170 pp.

MacFarquhar's exceptionally well documented study and careful analysis is a model of scholarship and will be drawn on by Sinologists for years to come. This is the second volume in a trilogy which examines the politics, economics, culture and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. (Vol. I was reviewed in the April 1976 issue of Foreign Affairs.)