Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Cynthia Lai

Historic Lessons of China’s Cultural Revolution


First Published: The 80’s, Vol. II, No. 3, n.d. [1981-2]
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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Theoretical Basis

Relation of Base and Superstructure
Basis of Revisionism
Problems of Cadre Core

Political Manifestations: 1949 to 1965

Build Socialism or New Democracy?
Collectivizing Agriculture
The Great Leap Forward
Major Two-Line Struggles Within CPC
The Prelude: Socialist Education Movement

Cultural Revolution Unfolded

Unleash or Restrict the Struggle
Consequences of the Cultural Revolution
The Mistakes and Our Lessons
Line of March’s Idealist Line
In Sum: A Necessary and Valuable Battle