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The Resource China's sent-down generation : public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program, Helena K. Rene

China's sent-down generation : public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program, Helena K. Rene

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China's sent-down generation : public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program
Title
China's sent-down generation
Title remainder
public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program
Statement of responsibility
Helena K. Rene
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Language
eng
Summary
During China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong's "rustication program" resettled 17 million urban youths, known as "sent downs," to the countryside for manual labor and socialist reeducation. This book, the most comprehensive study of the program to be published in either English or Chinese to date, examines the mechanisms and dynamics of state craft in China, from the rustication program's inception in 1968 to its official termination in 1980 and actual completion in the 1990s. Rustication, in the ideology of Mao's peasant-based revolution, formed a critical component of the Cultural Revolution's larger attack on bureaucrats, capitalists, the intelligentsia, and "degenerative" urban life. This book assesses the program's origins, development, organization, implementation, performance, and public administrative consequences. It was the defining experience for many Chinese born between 1949 and 1962, and many of China's contemporary leaders went through the rustication program. The author explains the lasting impact of the rustication program on China's contemporary administrative culture, for example, showing how and why bureaucracy persisted and even grew stronger during the wrenching chaos of the Cultural Revolution. She also focuses on the special difficulties female sent-downs faced in terms of work, pressures to marry local peasants, and sexual harassment, predation, and violence. The author's parents were both sent downs, and she was able to interview over fifty former sent downs from around the country, something never previously accomplished. China's Sent-Down Generation demonstrates the rustication program's profound long-term consequences for China's bureaucracy, for the spread of corruption, and for the families traumatized by this authoritarian social experiment. The book will appeal to academics, graduate and undergraduate students in public administration and China studies programs, and individuals who are interested in China's Cultural Revolution era
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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China's sent-down generation : public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program, Helena K. Rene
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China's sent-down generation : public administration and the legacies of Mao's rustication program, Helena K. Rene
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32b67x
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem: how was China able to send 17 million urban youth to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution? -- Administering economic development: a prelude to the Cultural Revolution and rustication -- Mao's anti-bureaucratic ethos -- The politics of the Cultural Revolution (1965-1967): toppling bureaucrats, perduring bureaucracy -- Rustication: policy and administrative implementation -- Public administration and the sent-down experience -- Conclusion: rustication as public administration -- List of references -- Appendix A: Interviewee profiles -- Appendix B: Interview schedule
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1 online resource (xiii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781589019881
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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