Daniel Leese How Did China Juridically Deal with Atrocities Committed During the Cultural Revolution?
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In the research presented in this video DANIEL LEESE asks how a party that did not fall from power dealt with atrocities committed under institutions of its own making. The study of case verdicts of an intermediate people’s court shows that the concept of transitional justice partly applies even though the transition is one from a totalitarian to an authoritarian regime. The study establishes that cases were dealt with on an individual basis, provides insights on who was involved in reversing verdicts and what categories of verdicts could be revised.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10126
Revising Political Verdicts in Post-Mao China: The Case of Beijing's Fengtai District
- Daniel Leese
- Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China's Era of High Socialism
- Published in 2015