The Cultural Revolution and the films it inspired [YOUTH]

In this video I try to explore why Chinese cinema keeps coming back to the Cultural Revolution in a way that some might find surprising, given China’s governments track record on openly allowing discussion on difficult topics.

The Cultural Revolution has had a huge impact on modern China and the world of art in the country.

If you want to learn more about the Cultural Revolution, I recommend listening to the China History Podcast series: Podcast series:…

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