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Remembering the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Women’s Memoirs in Their Cultural Context

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dc.contributor.advisor Seligmann, Linda J.
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Sarah M.
dc.creator Taylor, Sarah M.
dc.date 2011-04-04
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-10T15:02:24Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2011-05-10T15:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-10
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/6271
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the memories of sixteen Chinese women who recall their experiences in living through the Chinese Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966- 1976). It describes the living conditions and characteristic experiences of urban, educated adolescent women and women of their parents’ generation, for the period as portrayed in the subject memoirs. The two generations differed in their experiences and attitudes, but GPCR policies which targeted a division between youth and adults ultimately failed to pull these families apart. The memoirs document the subjects’ gradual disillusionment with Maoist policies and their turn toward more individual, privately satisfying goals for their lives. The memoirs are discussed in the context of their mixed heritage, in form and content, from both Western-European and Chinese traditions of self-narrative.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject memoirs en_US
dc.subject Cultural Revolution en_US
dc.subject autobiography en_US
dc.subject women's memoirs en_US
dc.title Remembering the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Women’s Memoirs in Their Cultural Context en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Masters in Anthropology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Anthropology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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