Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness - Political Exile and Re-Education in Mao's China

Author(s): Ning Wang

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Following Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957-58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to "re-education" by the state. In Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness, Ning Wang draws on labour farm archives and other newly uncovered Chinese-language sources, including an interview with a camp guard, to provide a remarkable look at the suffering and complex psychological world of intellectuals banished to China's remote north. Wang's use of grassroots sources challenges our perception of the intellectual as a renegade martyr - revealing how exiles often denounced one another and, for self-preservation, declared allegiance to the state.


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  • : 9781501713187
  • : Cornell University Press
  • : September 2017
  • : books

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  • : Ning Wang
  • : Paperback
  • : 300