The Compelling Ideal

Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956
Author(s): 
Kiely, Jan
ISBN: 
9780300185942
Date published: 
July 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00

Based on extensive research in Chinese archives and libraries, the author explores the pre-Communist origins of the process of systematic thought reform or reformation (ganhua) that evolved into a key component of Mao Zedong's revolutionary restructuring of Chinese society.