May Seventh Cadre School

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The May Seventh Cadre Schools (simplified Chinese: 五七干校; traditional Chinese: 五七幹校) were Chinese labor camps established during the Cultural Revolution that combined hard agricultural work with the study of Mao Zedong's writings in order to "re-educate" cadres and intellectuals in proper socialist thought.[1]

Further reading



Propaganda Posters

  • May Seventh Cadre Schools in Chinese propaganda posters.[5]


  1. ^ Johnathan Spence, The Search for Modern China 2nd Edition, p.582
  2. ^ Yang, Jiang; Goldblatt, Howard (3 May 1988). "Six chapters from my life "downunder"" – via Open WorldCat.
  3. ^ Discussion of the book on Youtube.
  4. ^ "Review of the Day: Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, ill. Meilo So — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production".
  5. ^ "Seven May Cadre Schools (1968)".

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