Guns and Butter, for January 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
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"The Unknown Cultural Revolution" with history professor and author, Dongping Han, who talks about his life growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Discussion of the importance of work; the educational system in Mao's China; the recent riots in Xinjiang Province between ethnic minority Uighurs and Han Chinese; the famine during the Great Leap Forward; the writings of Mao; essential elements of a successful social revolution. This presentation was part of the Rediscovering China's Cultural Revolution symposium at the University of California at Berkeley sponsored by Revolution Books and Monthly Review Press.