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Red Mist; The Cultural Revolution 1962-1976 – with Frank Dikötter

24 September, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Frank Dikotter (c) Wilco van Dijen

Frank Dikötter in conversation with Isabella Jackson

After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward, Chairman Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate his enemies. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge China of bourgeois, capitalist elements by subjecting them to public humiliation, imprisonment and torture. This third volume in Frank Dikötter’s ground-breaking ‘People’s Trilogy’ is a devastating reassessment of the history of the People’s Republic of China.

Frank Dikötter is a Dutch historian and the author of ten books that have changed the way historians view modern China. He has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006.

Dr Isabella Jackson is Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin

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24 September, 2016
5:00 pm
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