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The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China$
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Guobin Yang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231149648

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.001.0001

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Flowers of the Nation

Flowers of the Nation

(p.48) 2 Flowers of the Nation
The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Guobin Yang

Columbia University Press

A political culture that consecrates revolution and glories martyrdom, fostered in a political atmosphere of external threat and internal danger, is a potent concoction for radical violence.

Keywords:   Political culture, revolutionary tradition, sacralization, “flowers of the nation,” embodied memory

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