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There was famine in the countryside but cities were affected too. g. Shuxue jinzhan (Yang Le and Li Zhong 1996: 38-9). In 1961, the CPC announced a policy of ‘adjustment, consolidation, replenishment, and raising standards’ (tiaozheng, gonggu, chongshi, tigao ill S I , $ | ? l j ) , implicitly opposed to the GLF slogan of ‘more, faster, better, and more economically’ (duo kuai hao sheng Although the GLF policies were never openly acknowl edged as mistaken until the 1980s (Lieberthal 1987: 322-5), the emboldened critics of the experiment advocated a return to a more flexible definition of 63 linking with practice.
A more recent treatment of the famine is Dikotter (2010). 2 The locus classicus of the policy oscillations theory is Skinner and Winckler (1969); cf. its criticism by Nathan (1976). A similar paradigm of cycles of ‘relaxation and tightening’ (fanglshou hk'tfl) has, however, also been used to describe PRC’s postCR development (Baum 1994: 5-9; Dittmer 1990). 3 Approaches similar to Suttmeier’s are subject to ‘a long list of rather standard and by now tired objections’ (Oksenberg 1975). The impression of a grand plan pursued by the Chinese leadership is to a large extent due to Suttmeier’s reliance on officially published policy documents, with no access to evidence about actual policy making and implementation.
Leaping from theory to practice and the post-GLF adjustment The forced practical reorientation of 1958 affected both individual research ers and the organization of IMCAS. Mathematicians first randomly col lected problems from practice in various departments - this was called ‘to run after tasks’ (pao renwu This practice escalated in the summer of 1958, when several dozen visiting scholars joined the Institute. They were mostly fresh graduates assigned as mathematics teachers at various Chinese universities.