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China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong

June 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It wasn’t only foreign observers who thought Mao Zedong’s radicalism ended with his death in 1976; throughout the Deng, Jiang, and Hu eras, most Chinese intellectuals and Party members believed that Mao, while far from reviled, belonged to a stage of China’s development that would not be revisited. In his new book, Jude Blanchette traces the reemergence of radical leftism among educated Chinese. What does the embrace of nationalism, authoritarianism, and Maoist nostalgia by young intellectuals portend as China’s power grows? How attractive are Chinese and Western liberal traditions for the new generation of Chinese?


Please join the Kissinger Institute for the launch of Jude Blanchette’s new book and discussion of its implications for U.S.-China relations.


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Jude Blanchette
Senior Advisor and China Practice Lead, Crumpton Group


Robert Daly
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States


June 3, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

6th Floor Flom Auditorium


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Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000


June 3, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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