Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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May 5, 2016 5:31 PM

Remembering the Cultural Revolution 50 Years Later

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong’s mass political movement that lasted ten years and led to widespread social upheaval and violence. The Communist Party has never allowed a full public accounting of the decade, though personal accounts from those who lived through it have become more abundant in recent

May 4, 2016 12:43 PM

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