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Mao’s Cultural Revolution: everything you wanted to know

Rana Mitter answers your questions on one of the defining events of modern Chinese history, launched by Chairman Mao in 1966

Published: January 16, 2022 at 12:17 pm
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In the latest episode in our series on history’s biggest topics, Professor Rana Mitter answers your questions about one of the defining events of modern Chinese history. Speaking to Rob Attar, he explores the role of Chairman Mao in the Cultural Revolution, its impact on China’s population and its legacy today.


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Rob AttarEditor, BBC History Magazine

Rob Attar is editor of BBC History Magazine and also works across the HistoryExtra podcast and website, as well as hosting several BBC History Magazine events.


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