Edited by William A. Joseph, Christine P.W. Wong, and David Zweig
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991

SYNOPSIS: Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome. They focus particularly on the violence, coercion, and constant tension between the need for centralization to enforce policies and the need for decentralizing decision-making if those goals were to be achieved.