Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 09 February 2017

536 Pages


ISBN: 9780190622527

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AJ)

The Killing Wind

A Chinese County's Descent into Madness during the Cultural Revolution

Tan Heçheng
Translated by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian

  • Features research from the ground in Daoxian, Mao's home county and the site of a horrific massacre in 1967
  • Historical accuracy coupled with vivid vignettes and interviews
  • A meditation on memory, moral culpabilty, and the failure of the Chinese government in coming to terms with the crimes of the Maoist era