In this episode we continue our examination of Mao Zedong’s ideological development by discussing his anarchist period.
Stuart Schram, ed., Mao’s Road to Power, vol. 1: The Pre-Marxist Period, 1912-1920 is the indispensable source here.
Some names from this episode:
Li Dazhao, leading proponent of learning from the Russian Revolution
Hu Shi, student of John Dewey and advocate for pragmatism
Chen Duxiu, editor of New Youth and leading New Culture intellectual