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.

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.

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.

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.

LRCCS Noon Lecture Series ~ Is It Possible to “De-Maoify” the Cultural Revolution?

The University of Michigan's Center for Chinese Studies presents a talk by Yiching Wu on the role of Mao in the Cultural Revolution.

A Special Screening of "Summary of Crimes"

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University hosts a screening and Q&A with Xu Xing.

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.

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Events

December 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Pasadena, California

Longtime instructor Guang-Li (David) Zhang, a graduate of the Shanghai Art Academy teaches beginner and advanced students Chinese Calligraphy in mixed lecture and workshop classes.