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The Unknown Cultural Revolution : A BookTV event with Dongping Han
Saturday, January 09, 2010
9:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2425 Channing Way off of Telegraph Avenue
Check BookTV. for listings.(These times may change, check http://www.booktv.org/schedule.aspx or look for our email notification of any changes).
Dongping Han grew up in a village in rural China during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). In his talk, he paints an inspiring picture of a time when ordinary people, motivated by an ethos of "serve the people," worked together, looked out for each other, and were empowered to transform society -- all in sharp contrast to the selfishness, atomization, and powerlessness of capitalism. This will be the first time that most in the Book TV audience (of many thousands) will have the opportunity to hear such a first-hand account of what this "revolution within a revolution" in socialist China was really about, in contrast to the dominant narrative demonizing the Cultural Revolution. We encourage everyone to forward or post this announcement far and wide. This book event was part of the Symposium, "Rediscovering China's Cultural Revolution-Art and Politics, Lived Experience, Legacies of Liberation," which took place November 6-8 at University of California Berkeley. A complete video of the entire Symposium and listing of all the other panelists will be posted this weekend at www.revolutionbooks.org.
For more information: http://www.revolutionbooks.org
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jan 9, 2010 5:46PM
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