Anti-Rightist Campaign

Survivors’ Stories From China

Howard French reviews a new book,Woman from Shanghai: Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp, which compiles the first-person stories of survivors of China’s most notorious re-education camp, Jiabiangou: Xianhui...

Legacy Of A Maoist Injustice – Perry Link

From The Washington Post: When the world looks back at the troubles of Maoism in China, attention usually focuses on the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1976, in which millions were persecuted and society all but collapsed, or on the famine induced by the Great Leap Forward of 1959-62, when somewhere between 20 million and […]

‘Rightist’ Wrongs – Jerome A. Cohen

In the Wall Street Journal, lawyer Jerome Cohen commemorates the Anti-Rightist Movement, and discusses its legacy in China today: Despite the enormous economic and social progress that half of the Chinese people have made in recent decades, many of the complaints voiced by the “rightists” remain among China’s most pressing issues. Freedoms to speak, publish, […]

50 Years On: China’s ‘Rightists’ Remember – RFA

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement, RFA has interviewed a number of survivors about their experiences. Former editor on the Chengdu Daily Tie Liu says: At that time there were huge struggle meetings with more than 1,400 people attending. I was struggled for an entire day. I was 22 years old. The […]

On the Illegality of the Anti-rightist Struggle–Written on the 50th Anniversary of the Anti-Rightist Movement РBao Tong

From RFA Unplugged: On June 8, 1957, by the decree of Mao Zedong, an anti-rightist announcement entitled “Why is this?” appeared in the People’s Daily. Deng Xiaoping immediately took charge of the anti-rightist rectification working group set up by Party central, and rooted out 550,000 “rightists” from among five million Chinese intellectuals nationwide. Their collective […]

Righting Mao’s Wrongs Ôºç Mark Oneill

From Asia Sentinel: The Chinese Communist Party crushed the intellectuals of the 100 Flowers Campaign half a century ago. Now victims are demanding justice and compensation from a government that remains deaf to their plight Fifty years after Chairman Mao Zedong launched his mass persecution of China’s intelligentsia, the victims, in a different world and […]

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