Publisher:UBC Press, 2017Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Wang, NingDate:Created2017Summary:
Following Mao Zedong’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to “re-education” by the state. In Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness, Ning Wang draws on labour farm archives and other newly uncovered Chinese-language sources, including an interview with a camp guard, to provide a remarkable look at the suffering and complex psychological world of intellectuals banished to China’s remote north. Wang’s use of grassroots sources challenges our perception of the intellectual as a renegade martyr – revealing how exiles often denounced one another and, for self-preservation, declared allegiance to the state.Subject(s): China | Political persecution | China--Beijing | China--Manchuria | Exiles | Forced labor | Intellectuals | Labor campsOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English