Mao Zedong | Wikipedia audio article

Mao Zedong (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. His theories, military […]

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Keep Calm and Break a Lot of Eggs | The Life & Times of Mao Zedong

Keep Calm and Break a Lot of Eggs | The Life & Times of Mao Zedong

WARNING: The following video is about a guy who lived in the 20th century. It features ideas and issues that are largely still relevant today. If politics make you uncomfortable, you are prone to starting flame wars in the comments, or you are a resident of the PRC — oh, that’s right, China doesn’t have […]

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Black and Red Revolution: Dazibao and Woodcuts from 1960s China

Black and Red Revolution: Dazibao and Woodcuts from 1960s China

– Good afternoon, welcome. Thank you for joining us. My name is Michael Szonyi, I am the director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies here at Harvard University and I’m going to serve as the moderator of today’s panel which celebrates the opening of the Fairbank Center’s world debut exhibition of Dazibao and Woodcuts […]

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Keep Calm and Break a Lot of Eggs | The Life & Times of Mao Zedong

WARNING: The following video is about a guy who lived in the 20th century. It features ideas and issues that are largely still relevant today. If politics make you uncomfortable, you are prone to starting flame wars in the comments, or you are a resident of the PRC — oh, that’s right, China doesn’t have […]

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大海航行靠舵手! Sailing the Seas Depend on the Helmsman! (English Lyrics)

Sailing the seas depend on the Helmsman! Life and growth depend on the Sun! Rain and dew nourish the crops! Making revolution depends on Mao Zedong thought! Fish cannot leave the water! Nor melons leave the vines! The Revolutionary masses cannot live without the Communist Party! Mao Zedong thought is the never setting sun! Sailing […]

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Shaomin Li: Collector of the Cultural Revolution Posters

Shaomin Li: Collector of the Cultural Revolution Posters

This is a photo of Chinese leaders taken in the early 1960s. Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi and others greet Premier Zhou Enlai from a trip. In 1966, Mao started the Cultural Revolution. Mao wanted to get rid of Liu and mobilized people to denounce him. Liu was sacked and tortured to death. Mao did not […]

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Keep Calm and Break a Lot of Eggs | The Life & Times of Mao Zedong

WARNING: The following video is about a guy who lived in the 20th century. It features ideas and issues that are largely still relevant today. If politics make you uncomfortable, you are prone to starting flame wars in the comments, or you are a resident of the PRC — oh, that’s right, China doesn’t have […]

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Chinese Civil War | 3 Minute History

Chinese Civil War | 3 Minute History

In the early 20th Century China was divided amongst hostile warlords. So the KMT, the party which largely led the initial revolution which deposed the Emperor in 1912, set up a rival government in the South to try and reunite China. The Communist party however was created after the anti-Japanese protests during the May 4th […]

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Cultural Revolution | Wikipedia audio article

Cultural Revolution | Wikipedia audio article

The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976. Launched by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC), its stated goal was to preserve CPC-style Communism by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society, and to re-impose Mao […]

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China’s Lost Generation

China’s Lost Generation

[Theme music plays] “Remember. Remember! I remember youuu! You lift my spirit. With you, high is all I’m feelin’. Remember how we felt like I remember youuu! You make me stronger…l” [Theme music fades] WINSTON (W): So, C-Milk, what are we talking about today? C-MILK (C): Today we’re talking about China’s “lost generation.” And I […]

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