Mao's significance in the 20th century
Seminar with Rebecca Karl, Wang Hui and Michael Dutton
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In 1949, Mao Zedong led the Great Chinese Revolution. For almost fifty years, half the twentieth century, Mao was one of the most important and most talked about politicians in the world. The revolution ushered in the history of modern China, an era that is still ongoing as China challenges the world domination of the United States in a growing number of areas. At the same time, Mao and his politics are very contentious both inside and outside China. What significance has Mao and Maoism had in the 20th century? How much is left in today's China? And how much did Mao really have to say outside China's borders?
Rebecca Karl recently published the critically acclaimed book Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History . She initiates the seminar together with Professor of Chinese intellectual tradition Wang Hui , and Professor of Chinese History Michael Dutton .
Comments from political scientist Xiaoling Yao and associate professor Shubo Li , Department of Media and Communication, UiO.
Moderator: State Governor Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr
Wang Hui 汪晖 (1959) is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has previously been named among the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by the US magazine Foreign Policy.
Rebecca Karl is an associate professor at Duke University. She has been researching Chinese intellectual history for many years, and has won great acclaim in the international research community for her latest book Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History .