Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China (Contemporary Chinese Studies) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Ning Wang is associate professor of history at Brock University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780774832236
ISBN-10: 0774832231
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2017
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Chinese Studies