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Author Williams, Philip F.
Title The Great Wall of Confinement : the Chinese Prison Camp through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.

Author Williams, Philip F.
Subject Internment camps -- China.
Forced labor -- China.
Political prisoners -- China.
Alt Name Wu, Yenna.
Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Cultural Foundations of China's Prison Camp System; 2. The Development of the Chinese Communist Prison Camp; 3. The PRC Prison Camp (I): From Arrest to Forced Labor; 4. The PRC Prison Camp (II): From Struggle Sessions to Release or Death; 5. Prison Writings; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chinese Character Glossary; Index.
Summary China is the only major world power to have entered the twenty-first century with a thriving prison camp networka frightening, mostly hidden realm known since 1951 as the laogai system. This book, the most comprehensive study of China's prison camps to date, draws from a wide range of primary sources, including many compelling literary documents, to illuminate life inside China's prison camps. Focusing mainly on the second half of the twentieth century, Philip F. Williams and Yenna Wu outline the evolution of the laogai system, construct a vivid picture of prisoners' lives from arrest and int.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-219) and index.
ISBN 9780520938557 (electronic bk.)
0520938550 (electronic bk.)
0520227794 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520227798 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 609850062
Additional Format Print version: 9780520227798

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