50 Years After China's Cultural Revolution
May 12, 2016
10:00am - 11:30am
John M. Pfau Library PL-5005
EVENT DESCRIPTION: IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1966, exactly 50 years ago, the chaotic Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution began in the People's Republic of China, launched by the Chinese Communist Party Chairman, Mao Zedong (1893-1976). Some consider this to be the logical outgrowth of the Maoist doctrine of "permanent revolution," and some see it as Mao's power play to reassert his personal authority in a government that had sidelined his radical policies in the wake of the Great Leap Forward famine. A panel of guests including Dr. Rong Chen and Xiwen Zhang of CSUSB will share their personal experiences and reflections on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution. There will be time for questions and discussion.