The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-State

Hu Ping

The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-State

Hu Ping

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

308 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $74.95 ISBN: 9789089644107 Published September 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This authoritative work on the Chinese Communist party’s practices of reeducation and indoctrination, supersedes all previous works by bringing into account recent events. Hu Ping has provided a rich and rigorous study based not only in historical research and numerous compelling case studies of Chinese intellectuals, but also in a first person account of his own experience of Maoist thought “remolding.” The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-State is an important history not only of the reeducation programs, but of the interrogation processes of the Party, and the strategies of either evasion or rebellion that released prisoners adopted.
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Pacific Affairs
“Hu makes clear the devastating impact of thought remoulding on both the individual and larger Chinese society. Hu weaves into his narrative a mixture of personal anecdote, references to Western philosophical work, social science research, and Chinese history. The breadth of references is striking: Hu will move effortlessly from summarizing a 1959 psychology study carried out at Stanford University to, three pages later, a discussion of the relationship between thought remoulding and Chinese literary classics such as Water Margin.
 
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