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See Thomas P. Bernstein, “Stalinism, Famine, and Chinese Peasants: Grain Procurement during the Great Leap Forward,” Theory and Society, vol. 13, no. 3, May l984: 339–77 and Bernstein, “Mao Zedong and the Famine of 1959–60: A Study in Wilfulness,” China Quarterly, no. 186 (June 2006): 421–45. 57. According to Suzanne Pepper, some of his ideas for education harkened back to the “Cultural Revolution” of 1928–31. See Chapter 11of her book, Radicalism and Education Reform. 58. See note 5. 59. William A.
18 While ideological radicalism destroyed Sino-Soviet economic relations by the summer of 1960—the sudden withdrawal of the Soviet specialists followed a month-long Chinese campaign attempting to indoctrinate them against their own government—the subsequent collapse of the Great Leap Forward (GLF) undermined much of Mao’s ideological claims. 19 The famines caused by the GLF and the ensuing relative demise of Mao’s power in daily decision making, led to more sensitive policies approaches by his fellow leaders.
40 It is not clear how much Mao borrowed from Stalinist thinking. In January 1940, for example, he wrote that “once conflict between the socialist Soviet Union and the imperialist powers grows sharper, China will have to take her stand on one side or the other . . The whole world will be swept into one or the other of these two fronts . . However, whether you like it or not, the Western imperialists are determined to oppose the Soviet Union and communism. . All these circumstances make it essential for the revolutionary .