September 15, 2021
Is the CCP About to Rehabilitate the Cultural Revolution?
By Jesse Turland
The official historical narrative – as defined by Xi Jinping – is set to feature prominently at the CCP plenum in November.
September 09, 2020
When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution
By Chi Wang
Mao’s quest for uncontested power culminated in a national tragedy – and a deeply personal one for the author.
May 08, 2019
Beijing’s Persecution of the Uyghurs is a Modern Take on an Old Theme
By Arch Puddington
Like its totalitarian antecedents, the Chinese regime is willing to break entire cultures in pursuit of artificial conformity.
February 23, 2019
The Real Danger of China’s National Intelligence Law
By Bonnie Girard
There’s a bloody history behind the idea that the average Chinese citizen should defend national security from unspecified threats.
May 27, 2016
The Specter of the Cultural Revolution
By Yun Tang
Without political reform, the ghosts of a tragic episode will continue to haunt China.
May 16, 2016
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
By Perry Link
50 years later, China still has yet to come to terms with Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
May 07, 2016
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
By Yang Hengjun
Corruption and popular discontent led to one of China's most tumultuous periods. Could it happen again?
April 28, 2016
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
By Richard Curt Kraus
Conventional thinking on one of Communist China’s seminal events is often too simplistic.
April 27, 2016
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
By David Volodzko
The mango's journey from a Maoist icon to a craved consumer good.
April 21, 2016
By Bill Callahan
A documentary film by Bill Callahan
April 16, 2016
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
By Kerry Brown
The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution will pass in silence if China's leaders have their way.
December 28, 2015
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
By Bo Zhiyue
Over 120 years after his birth, China still debates what Mao's true legacy is.