Cultural Revolution

Leese, Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution, 2011

January 1, 2011

Daniel Leese's book was reviewed by David Buck for the History of Asia discussion list.

Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits

University of Michigan Museum of Art presents an exhibition of Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits.

China – The Red Sons: A Screening and Conversation with Zheng Shengtian

The China Institute hosts a screening of the Red Sons and a discussion with renowned curator Zheng Shengtian.

Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Tian yun shan chuan qi)

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies presents a screening of Legend of Tianyun Mountain, one of the first films to depict the Cultural Revolution in a historical context.

Morley Safer, 1931-2016 -- Reported from China during the Cultural Revolution

The famed 60 Minutes journalist passed away May 19. Safer, a Canadian, and posed as a tourist in 1967 to gain entry. His report for CBS, Morley Safer's Red China Diary, was broadcast in 1967. He spoke with USCI about the experience for Assignment:China.

Wu, The Cultural Revolution at the Margins - Chinese Socialism in Crisis, 2014

Yiching Wu's book was reviewed by George Reeve for the History of Socialism discussion list. It is reprinted here through Creative Commons license.

The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk by Guobin Yang. The first part of the book offers a new explanation of factional violence in the Red Guard movement and the second part of the book chronicles the de-sacralization of that revolutionary culture throughout the 1970s and the rise of a new wave of protest that inaugurated the democratic movements of the reform era.

Video: Guobin Yang Discusses the Factional Violence in the Red Guard Movement

Guobin Yang examines the factional violence in the Red Guard movement as well as the de-sacralization of that revolutionary culture throughout the 1970s and the rise of a new wave of protest that inaugurated the democratic movements of the reform era.

LRCCS Noon Lecture Series ~ Rethinking the Socialist Heroine: Feminine Agency in Chinese Dance Dramas of the late 1950s

The University of Michigan's Center for Chinese Studies presents at talk with Emily Wilcox about women in film.

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Events

August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.