China's New Red Guards

Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, debates have swirled around which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Communist Party's rule be able to withstand globalization and the internet? One thing few seriously considered: Mao Zedong would make a political comeback. This live interview with Jude Blanchette will discuss the return of the populist enthusiasm for the Great Helmsman's policies, and what it means for the present and future of Chinese communism.
This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30
Lecture
Event Location: 
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Presenter: 
Jude Blanchette
UCIS Event ID: 
9216