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Jeremiah did something quite outstanding during this fantastic presentation; he explained the widespread attraction, then and now, to a figure us in the west would be inclined (justifiably) to find totally abhorrent. He is, but that doesn't explain his figure enough. Mao's transition from revolutionary leader to political one is a disaster that not enough discuss. But this tremendously well-paced guide to his life, faithfully explains the influence of Mao's military period which bled into his longer political one with its interactions with Soviet Russia and the US.
I can't recommend this conversation enough! A special mention also for the analogy of a 7 year marriage crisis to Mao's knee-jerk decision to "let a thousand flowers bloom" -- hilarious!
Thanks a lot :-)
Excellent. Clear, themes well explained and coordinated, educational. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable and refreshingly humble guide
I recommend this lecture and any other Iecture given by Jeremiah Jenne.
I have visited China a number of times and have become a student of it's very complex history. I often find Chinese history difficult to piece together and really understand how things came to be. Jeremiah did an excellent job of concisely explaining the forces that shaped modern China and how the Communists and Mao came to power. Excellent presentation!