The Chinese Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution

The Case of the Sixty-One Renegades

  • Pamela Lubell

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-19
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    Pages 20-51
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    Pages 94-137
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    Pages 138-160
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  8. Pamela Lubell
    Pages 190-195
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 196-263

About this book


In 1936 a group of Chinese communists were released from jail after a humiliating renunciation of communism. The Chinese Communist Party then secretly employed them to galvanise support in nationalist areas of the country. It later condemned the members of this group as renegades before finally rehabilitating them in 1978. Pamela Lubell uncovers the fascinating history of these communists, known as the Sixty-one, and in doing so produces a revealing account of the tensions within the Chinese Communist Party.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Pamela Lubell
    • 1
  1. 1.The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42403-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1964-9
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