Mao Zedong

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

March 9, 2020

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.

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.

Walder, China under Mao - A Revolution Derailed (April 6, 2015)

May 12, 2015

Andrew G. Walder's book was reviewed by David Buck for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Kiely, The Compelling Ideal - thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956 (January 1, 2014)

February 7, 2015

Jan Kiely book was reviewed by Emily Whewell for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Cook, Mao’s Little Red Book: A Global History (March 6, 2014)

December 3, 2014

Alex Zukas reviewed this book for H-Socialisms in November 2014. It is reprinted here through a Creative Commons license.

USC Architecture Students Create Unique Mao Jackets in "Truth in Making, An Architectural Inquiry"

March 20, 2014

USC Architecture's 5th year students created unique Mao style jackets using unexpected materials as part of their studio assignment

Assignment: China - China Watching

February 27, 2014

This segment of the USC U.S.-China Institute series on the work of reporters for American news organizations looks at the period 1949-1971, when most Americans could not visit the People's Republic. Though some non-U.S. citizens reporting for American organizations did manage to get into China, most reporters had to watch what was happening in China from Hong Kong.

Shen, Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s, 2012

January 1, 2013

Zhihua Shen’s book was reviewed by Kathryn Weathersby for the H-Diplo discussion list in April 2013. It is reproduced here under Creative Commons license.

Ishikawa, The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party, 2013

January 1, 2013

Yoshihiro Ishikawa's book was translated by Joshua Fogel and reviewed by David Buck for H-Asia.

Calkins, China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54, 2013

January 1, 2013

This book by Laura M. Calkins was reviewed by Mao Lin for the H-Diplo discussion list and is reproduced here under Creative Commons license.

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July 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.  

July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.