long march

China at the Crossroads of Renewal and Breakdown

In nearly 9,000 words at The Globe and Mail, Mark MacKinnon recounts his recent 22-day train journey around China, loosely following the course of Mao’s Long March. He met officials and protesters, nailhouse residents and...

Al Jazeera: China’s Long March

Al Jazeera begins a series of special reports in the run-up to October 1: One of the key episodes of the war was the so-called Long March, when Mao led his forces on a strategic military retreat through harsh terrain to evade...

Tracing A Father’s Steps On China’s Long March

NPR profiles the daughter of a Red Army officer, who traced his steps on the Long March to understand his experience: It wasn’t until she went on her own long march, where she talked to people and farmers along the trail,...

China’s Reality Check on Long March – John M. Glionna

The Los Angeles Times looks at how the history of the legendary Long March is being rewritten, as the few remaining survivors begin to die off: Several controversial new histories have also cast light on the watershed event, many of them critical of Mao. Historians now put the distance of the march at 6,000 miles, […]

China party chief appeals for unity after purge – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters: Chinese President Hu Jintao appealed on Sunday to 70 million members of his ruling Communist Party to show solidarity, almost a month after ousting a political ally of predecessor Jiang Zemin. Hu made the call on Sunday in his first joint public appearance with Jiang since the September 24 dismissal of Chen Liangyu […]

China Long March Website Kick Off

From Sina Website via Jin Qian Website, translated by CDT: Several Beijing websites held a seminar at the well-known revolutionary town Zunyi(Èŵ‰πâ). Seminar participants took a tour of the revolutionary monuments, and commemorated the spirits of red army heros. Guizhou Province Propaganda Ministry deputy chief Yao Yuan announced the opening of the “China Long March […]

Modern China’s founding legend: heavy on myth? – Robert Marquand

From the Christian Science Monitor (link): For China, it’s Paul Revere’s ride and Washington crossing the Delaware in one. The Luding Bridge battle is the most famous moment in the Long March, itself the defining legend of modern China. The Red Army is hotly pursued in 1935. Soldiers hoof it 24/7 for 140 miles. They […]

Artist Qin Ga embarking on his personal Long March Route

The Long March Project, originally launched in 2002, has begun a new phase: May 1, 2005, led by Long March Chief Curator Lu Jie, the Long March team arrived at the Beijing’s West Train Station to send off artist Qin Ga. Three years prior, as the Long March team daily made its way forward on […]



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