China's Cultural Revolution: Red Guard and Purges

Mao's plan to once again put China on the path to modernization was the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The first phase was a very aggressive, radical series of purges and arrests that went from 1966 to 1968. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong, communism, China, 20th century, Asia, Red Guard, Chinese history, figurative witch hunts