Professor Teresa Wright looks at how, when, and why Chinese individuals and groups have engaged in protests and how the targets of their complaints have responded; thus shedding light on the stability of China’s existing political system and its likely future trajectory.
Video: Timothy Cheek Looks at the CCP
July 1, 2021 is the official date for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Celebrations—and required study sessions—abound inside China. Dark assessments of Communist crimes and plots fill Western media. In this webinar, Timothy Cheek looks at how Mao used an ideological rectification campaign to deal with dissenters such as Wang Shiwei in the 1940s and how Xi Jinping is reviving a form of ideological governance in which only the Party can save China and only rectification under one supreme leader can save the Party.
Video is also available on our YouTube channel.
Timothy Cheek, Asia Research Institute and Department of History, University of British Columbia
Aimei Yang, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Clayton Dube, USC U.S.-China Institute moderated this event.