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Mao: the Unknown Story

Catching up with the past

'I suppose it was a deep fear of ignorance - both of the big events of the past and the world as it is.'

Sunday, 4 September, 2011, 12:00am

Mao, the March & the myth

SUN SHUYUN DIDN'T set out to write a book. When the documentary maker left her comfortable London home in the spring of 2004 for Jiangxi province, it was to simply retrace the footsteps of Mao's Red Army during a pivotal time in China's history - the Long March.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

FYI: Where and when did China's Communist Party first convene?

Believe it or not, the party first met in a room just around the corner from what is now Shanghai's hippest lifestyle zone, the achingly trendy Xintiandi, where the city's nouveaux riches enjoy the hedonistic fruits of contemporary capitalism.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Mao: The Unknown Story

MAO ZEDONG HAS dominated Jung Chang's life. The former Red Guard saw her parents denounced as class traitors during the Cultural Revolution. Her father was tortured and later died in a labour camp.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am