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CDT Bookshelf: Richard Baum recommends “Mao: The Unknown Story”

For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Richard Baum, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, recommends Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Jonathan Cape, 2005 (to be published in the […]

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Mad, bad Mao – Perry Link

From A Glimpse of the World Blog: In their new biography, Jung Chang, the author of Wild Swans, a best-selling memoir of oppression under Mao, and her historian husband, Jon Halliday, show Mao Zedong not as a great philosopher, social idealist, or romantic hero of the downtrodden, but as a tyrant who manipulated anyone and […]

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Sin-ming Shaw: Mao, the False God

For the Project Syndicate, Sin-ming Shaw, formerly a leading Hong Kong investment fund manager and currently visiting scholar at Columbia University wrote: Should Chairman Mao’s huge portrait still hang above the front gate of Tiananmen Square? Should China’s ruling party still call itself Communist? These are not idle questions. Unless and until China’s leaders answer […]

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Jonathan Watts: China must confront dark past, says Mao confidant

From The Guardian Unlimited: Communist party veteran says Tiananmen students were right to demand more democracy and less corruption. His giant portrait still hangs in pride of place over the entrance to the Forbidden City, his embalmed body lies in a mausoleum in the middle of Tiananmen Square, and his visage is the only one […]

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Jonathan Mirsky: The truth about Mao

From The Independent: A mass murderer, womaniser, liar and drug baron: a book by the bestselling author Jung Chang paints an horrific portrait of the erstwhile hero of the Chinese revolution On the cover of Mao: the Unknown Story is a tiny photograph of the Chairman. It is wrinkled and tattered. Until Mao Tse-tung‘s death […]

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BBC takes political debate to China

From BBC NEWS: Shanghai skyline BBC Television’s flagship political discussion programme, Question Time, will broadcast a special edition from Shanghai on Thursday 10 March. The debate, including a range of voices both critical and supportive of Chinese government policies, will be in English with David Dimbleby in the chair as normal. Chinese Government spokesman Liu […]

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