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Season 2006 Episode 0928

Roderick MacFarquhar

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Roderick MacFarquhar
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Mao's Last RevolutionRoderick MacFarquhar talks about the book he wrote with Michael Schoenhals, Mao's Last Revolution, published by Belknap Press. The book recounts China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution that lasted from 1966 to 1976. Professor MacFarquhar explains that Mao and his people were responsible for mass executions that killed and injured millions of people. He concludes that these events may have set the stage for a more democratic China in the future. After his presentation he responds to audience members' questions.Roderick MacFarquhar is chair of the department of government and Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and former director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.moreless
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