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Yang Jisheng

Yang Jisheng was born in 1940, joined the Communist Party in 1964, and worked for Xinhua News Agency from January 1968 until his retirement in 2001. He was a deputy editor at Yanhuang Chunqiu (Chronicles of History), an official journal that regularly skirts censorship with articles on controversial political topics. He is the author of the book Tombstone

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The World Turned Upside Down

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.