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dc.contributor.authorWu, Guo
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-06T14:37:18Z
dc.date.available2017-03-06T14:37:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-26
dc.identifier.citationWu, G. (2014). Speaking bitterness: Political education in land reform and military training under the CCP, 1947-1951.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1547-402X
dc.identifier.issn2048
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10456/42551
dc.description.abstractIn breaking the dividing line of 1949, this paper provides a historical account of the speaking-bitterness movement in the countryside and in the People’s Liberation Army from the 1940s through the 1950s. It demonstrates the Party’s motivations, techniques, and effects in organizing and controlling the speaking-bitterness movement as a campaign of political education and ideological transformation. The paper argues that when confronted with widespread, passive resistance and skepticism of the Communist revolution, the Party used speaking bitterness to mobilize poor peasants to participate in Land Reform, and to join the People’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). PLA soldiers also went through speaking bitterness as an important step of politicization. Speaking bitterness became a significant political ritual of self-education and mutual education. It successfully turned an individual’s experience of trauma and suffering into collective experience, and cut across the traditional identities of lineage and neighborhood.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Chinese Historical Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1547402X14Z.00000000026en_US
dc.rightsOn institutional repository or subject-based repository after 18 month embargo. Publisher's version cannot be used. Must acknowledge publication source and link to publisher's website.en_US
dc.subjectland reformen_US
dc.subjectspeaking bitternessen_US
dc.subjectsukuen_US
dc.subjectPeng Dehuaien_US
dc.subjectYu Qiulien_US
dc.subjectPLAen_US
dc.subjectPeople's Liberation Armyen_US
dc.titleSpeaking bitterness: Political education in land reform and military training under the CCP, 1947-1951.en_US
dc.description.versionFinal manuscript post peer review, without publisher's formatting or copy editing (postprint)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.embargoThis version of the article is available for viewing to the public after November 30, 2015.en_US
dc.citation.volume21en_US
dc.citation.issue1en_US
dc.citation.spage3en_US
dc.citation.epage23en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/1547402X14Z.00000000026
dc.contributor.avlauthorWu, Guo


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