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The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state

Ping Hu Yenna Wu Philip Williams

318 pages
Amsterdam University Press
In its comprehensive analysis of a wide range of primary and secondary sources in both Chinese and Western languages, this authoritative work stands as the definitive study of the theory, implementation and legacy of the Chinese Communist Party’s thought-remolding campaign. This decades-long campaign involved the extraction of confessions from millions of Chinese citizens suspected of heterodoxy or disobedience to party dictates, along with their subjection to various forms of “re-education” and indoctrination. Hu Ping’s carefully structured overview provides a valuable insider’s perspective, and supersedes the previous landmark study on this vastly interesting topic.
Author Bio
Hu Ping is chief editor of the New York-based monthly journal Beijing Spring, and is on the Board of Directors of the NGO Human Rights in China. He has authored over ten books, including Chine, à quand la démocratie? –les illusions de modernization (2004; translated by Marie Holzman). Philip F. Williams is visiting professor of Asian history at Montana State University and professor emeritus of Chinese, Arizona State University. Yenna Wu is distinguished teaching professor of Chinese at the University of California, Riverside.