In 1974, a small group of young intellectuals, the Li Yizhe group, circulated their dissident manifesto, ‘On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System,’ a probing critique of the leftist authoritarianism of Mao Zedong. This title examines the writings of these dissidents as a means to better understand the views of non-Party Marxists in their struggle to defy the government and construct their own vision of a socialist China. Originally published in 1985, this title remains relevant in relation to contemporary Chinese politics and will be of interest to students of Asian Studies and Politics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part |77 pages
The Li Yizhe Manifesto
part |24 pages
The Arrest and Political Vindication of Li Yizhe
part |130 pages
The Evolving Thought of Wang Xizhe and Li Zhengtian