Yiching Wu

Cultural revolution at the margins: Chinese socialism in crisis

Yiching Wu's pathbreaking 2014 book, providing key insights into the contradictions of Mao-era socialism, "ultra-left" efforts to supersede them, and how the Maoist-initiated mass movements and then suppression thereof in the late 1960s laid the foundations for the consolidation of a new ruling class and China's integration into global capitalism. One of the most important books on PRC history from a Marxist perspective.