Cultural Revolution

Video: Weijan 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.

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.

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.

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Events

November 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.

November 14, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute invites you to a presentation with Patrice Poujol on how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.