A political scientist says some of his students have developed better judgment about current affairs after talking to their parents and others about the Mao Zedong era. Photo: EPA-EFE
A political scientist says some of his students have developed better judgment about current affairs after talking to their parents and others about the Mao Zedong era. Photo: EPA-EFE
Diplomacy

Chinese academic tells students to talk to their parents about the Mao era to understand ‘basic facts’

  • Yan Xuetong encourages students to find out about China’s history, including the Cultural Revolution
  • His report offers a glimpse into how some educators are trying to contain a rise in nationalism being fuelled by social media

A political scientist says some of his students have developed better judgment about current affairs after talking to their parents and others about the Mao Zedong era. Photo: EPA-EFE
A political scientist says some of his students have developed better judgment about current affairs after talking to their parents and others about the Mao Zedong era. Photo: EPA-EFE
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