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Sidney Rittenberg Presentation

"China's Cultural Revolution, A Turning Point in History"

presented January 31, 2002 by Sidney Rittenberg

In China from World War Two until the eve of China's economic reforms at the end of the 1970's, Sidney Rittenberg's experience in China spanned nearly the entire communist period. Rittenberg's first-hand experiences ranged from living with Mao and his band of Revolutionaries in the mountains of Yenan prior to the revolution, to years of solitary confinement in a Chinese prison. Active in the first years of the Cultural Revolution, Rittenberg was imprisoned in 1968 as an American spy and remained there until 1977.

Special thanks to the University Book Store, co-sponsor of this talk.


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