Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Roundtable on the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution.

Thu, November 3, 2016 | Tejas Café, AT&T Center

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Cultural Revolution Flyer
Cultural Revolution Flyer

Please join the Institute for Historical Studies in the History Department for a roundtable on:


“The 50th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution”


In 1966, in an effort to reclaim control over the Communist Party, Mao Zedong mobilized millions of students and workers to "purify" the party’s ranks. The “Cultural Revolution”  would usher in a decade of radicalism and political upheaval.  This commemorative panel will examine the impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese society and foreign relations and how this historical period has been remembered and reinvented in the post-Mao era.


Thu, November 3 | 4:30-6:00PM


Commune Kabuki: Explaining Agricultural Productivity Growth Under China’s Collectives

Joshua Eisenman

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin


Revolution's New Exhibitions: China’s Cultural Revolution and Display as Political Practice

Denise Y. Ho

Assistant Professor of History, Yale University


The Cultural Revolution beyond the Headlines: the Everyday Experiences of Ordinary Workers and Villagers

Huaiyin Li

Professor of History and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin


From Enemies to Friends? The Cultural Revolution and Anti-Americanism

Kazushi Minami

Graduate Student of History, University of Texas at Austin



AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center’s Tejas Dining Room

1900 University Ave, Austin Texas 78705


Free and open to the public. RSVP requested:

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