Live: The Cultural Revolution at 50

Podcast

A live discussion of the Cultural Revolution recorded at The Bookworm Literary Festival with Kaiser Kuo, David Moser and Melinda Liu, the longtime China bureau chief of Newsweek.

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Fifty years ago, Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, inaugurating a decade of political turmoil with his calls for young people to “bombard the headquarters.” In this special live edition of our podcast recorded at The Bookworm Literary Festival in March, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser welcome Melinda Liu, the longtime China bureau chief of Newsweek for a discussion of the 50th anniversary of this definitive event. Melinda shares stories about her brother, who remained in China after the civil war and experienced it firsthand.