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Popular Memories of the Mao EraFrom Critical Debate to Reassessing History$
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Sebastian Veg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390762

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.001.0001

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Case Files as a Source of Alternative Memories from the Maoist Past

Case Files as a Source of Alternative Memories from the Maoist Past

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(p.199) 10 Case Files as a Source of Alternative Memories from the Maoist Past*
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Popular Memories of the Mao Era
Author(s):
Daniel Leese, Sebastian Veg
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.003.0010

This chapter focuses on traces of alternative discourses articulated by ordinary people and recorded in judicial documents, which present a specific type of archival memory not to be found anywhere else. These documents include confession materials, supporting evidence, overheard conversations volunteered by informants or official court verdicts. The chapter highlights memories about life on the fringes of society during the Mao Zedong era in order to show how ordinary people perceived their situation or domestic and international developments. The sources and the embedded snippets of alternative discourses provide us with rare insights into the situation of everyday life in the late Maoist era.

Keywords:   Cultural Revolution, Everyday History, Case Files, “Revision of unjust verdicts”, dissent

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