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CHP-088-The Cultural Revolution Part 6

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in (PRC) Peoples Republic of China, CCP History, Podcasts | 2 comments

In this episode we finish off 1969, a year that not only saw internal revolt and anarchy but also saw armed border confrontation with the Soviet Union in the freezing northeast. ¬†Chairman Mao Zedong pulls out all the stops to quell the violence and rebellion that he himself called for at the outset of the Cultural Revolution. ¬†Mao’s chosen successor, Lin Biao loses favor with The Great Helmsman. As China enters the 1970’s the Cultural Revolution, though tarnished, still has plenty of life left in it.

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Chairman Mao and his chosen successor Marshal Lin Biao in happier times.

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  1. Could you comment on how you study modern history in China. I am interested in how you sift facts and come to conclusions when there are so many distortions in official history. I am only an curious listener, and this is not a critical question. It seems like a good topic for a podcast.

    Thank you for the Kansas City shout out. if you come by again, please contact me, and I will take you out for some more BBQ.

    • Hi Clark: I use as reference library to get most of my info. It’s hard to know what’s the truth, especially prior to the 1800’s. I try and stick to the script and just do my best to make it more interesting. I’m not a teacher and certainly not a trained historian who is qualified to interpret this history. I just try and study it, package it up nicely and offer it to those listeners interested in China, but maybe not so interested that they’ll read a history book. I hope I’m back in KC soon. Great town. And Missouri is a great state.

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