Courting Mao’s Blessing
"Floating Authority and Virtual Allies: Prefectural Factionalism in the Cultural Revolution" by Cui Jinke, University of Vienna and University of Cologne.
Welcome to a new lecture in the "Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party" series this autumn semester: Floating Authority and Virtual Allies: Prefectural Factionalism in the Cultural Revolution by Cui Jinke, University of Vienna and University of Cologne.
Studies have shown that the fierce factional conflicts and related casualties in the Cultural Revolution were caused by local Revolutionary Committees lacking formal recognition by Mao Zedong. This lecture challenges the assumption of a centralized command chain between Mao Zedong and local revolutionary committees. Using a case study of Shandong and Shanxi, it explains the complex dynamics between multi-level government entities, the army, and local Revolutionary Committees.
The guest lecture will be both physical and digital, and is open for everyone who are interested. To receive a link to the digital meeting, please register here.
For further inquieries about the lecture series, please contact Julia Marinaccio on Julia.Marinaccio@uib.no
The lecture will be recorded and the video put online after the lecture.