Case studies

Within the framework of the project, we will conduct four in-depth case studies covering the following regions:

Beijing municipality 

As the political center of the PRC, Beijing set the pace and framework of historical case revisions.

Jiangsu province

Jiangsu was one of the first regions to finish revisions and was internally propagated as a model for an efficient and judicious implementation of central policies.

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Guangxi was among the regions that witnessed the worst atrocities during the Cultural Revolution and was particularly slow in its response to the call to implement the reversal of verdicts.

Shanghai municipality

As base of the Gang of Four and home of the national bourgeoisie, the case of Shanghai during the process to reverse verdicts and rehabilitate victims provides insight into the convergence of political, legal, and economic rationales.