May Seventh Cadre School

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The May Seventh Cadre Schools (Chinese: 五七干校) were Chinese labor camps established during the Cultural Revolution that combined hard agricultural work with the study of Mao Zedong his writings in order to "re-educate" cadres and intellectuals in proper socialist thought.[1] In practice, they were closer to forced labor camps.


  1. ^ Johnathan Spence, The Search for Modern China 2nd Edition, p.582