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Ideology and Contestation: the Chinese Communist Party from Mao to Xi

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a discussion with Timothy Cheek on a close look at the Chinese Communist Party.

June 29, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Click here to watch a video of the presentation.

Timothy Cheek, Asia Research Institute and Department of History, University of British Columbia

July 1, 2021 is the official date for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Celebrations—and required study sessions—abound inside China. Dark assessments of Communist crimes and plots fill Western media. In this webinar, Timothy Cheek will look at how Mao used an ideological rectification campaign to deal with dissenters such as Wang Shiwei in the 1940s and how Xi Jinping is reviving a form of ideological governance in which only the Party can save China and only rectification under one supreme leader can save the Party.

Aimei Yang, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Clayton Dube, USC U.S.-China Institute will moderate this event.