Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Video: Weijian Shan's Life from Exile to Equity
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Van der Zouw and Zürcher, eds., Three Months in Mao's China - Between the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, 2017
Zixian Liu's review first appeared on the History of Socialism discussion list and is reprinted her via Creative Commons license.
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.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.