Violence in provincial Wuhan in July 1967 marked a turning point in Mainland China's Cultural Revolution. Maoist leadership was confronted with the results of policies of the previous six months in a revolutionary flareup that forced Mao to moderate his ideological course and eventually led to a period of relative calm. Here the author relates events surrounding the Wuhan incident, examining in detail the effects of domestic political strife on the nature of relations between province and capital. 32 pp.
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