Mao's Anarchist Years (The Young Mao Zedong Part Two)

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Feb 20 2020 25 mins   9

In this episode we continue our examination of Mao Zedong’s ideological development by discussing his anarchist period.


Further reading:

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