The Fall of Lin Biao

  • John Gardner
Part of the China in Focus Series book series


In April 1969, the ninth Party Congress met in Beijing. It gave formal recognition to the tumultuous changes of the previous three years by adopting a Report on the history of the Party as construed from the vantage point of the Cultural Revolution, producing a new Constitution to replace that of 1956, and electing a new Central Committee. Lin Biao had reasons to be happy with all three actions.


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Notes and References

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    S. R. Schram, ‘The Party in Chinese Communist Ideology’, in CQ, April-June 1969, p. 24.Google Scholar
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    E. Joffe, ‘The Chinese Army After the Cultural Revolution: The Effects of Intervention’, in CQ, July-September 1973, p. 457.Google Scholar
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    P. H. Chang, Power and Policy in China (London: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978), p. 198.Google Scholar
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    P. Bridgham, ‘The Fall of Lin Piao’, in CQ, July-September 1973, p. 432.Google Scholar
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    E. Snow, The Long Revolution (London: Hutchinson 1973), pp. 168–70.Google Scholar

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© John Gardner 1982

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