Prominent historian Ge Jianxiong has for decades been an outspoken critic of the party. Photo: Handout
Prominent historian Ge Jianxiong has for decades been an outspoken critic of the party. Photo: Handout

Chinese academic under fire over ‘historical nihilism’ remarks

  • Ge Jianxiong apparently defended the Communist Party’s tight grip on narratives, setting off a rare public discussion
  • One historian says it was ‘shameless’ for him to change his stand, but Ge says he pointed out an inconvenient truth

Prominent historian Ge Jianxiong has for decades been an outspoken critic of the party. Photo: Handout
Prominent historian Ge Jianxiong has for decades been an outspoken critic of the party. Photo: Handout
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