Cultural Revolution

Video: Weijian Shan's Life from Exile to Equity

September 4, 2019

The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

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

March 27, 2017

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.

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

May 23, 2016

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.

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.

CIA, Mao's Cultural Revolution - Origins and Development, Oct. 6, 1967

October 6, 1967

In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency prepared a report on the forces leading to the launch of the Cultural Revolution and its first year. It was written by Philip L. Bridgham. This report was declassified in 2007 (40 years after its preparation). Bridgham published a versions of this in The China Quarterly.

Xu Xing and His Independent Films in China

Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asian Institute co-hosts a talk with director Xu Xing

Screening: Red Amnesia

University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies hosts a screening of Red Amnesia.

Screening: Blue Sky Bones

University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies hosts a screening of Blue Sky Bones, a story about history, family, music, and politics.

The Legacy of China's Cultural Revolution: The View 50 Years Later.

University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Contemporary China hosts a talk with Guobin Yang reflecting on the legacy of the Cultural Revolution.

Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits

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

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